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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Keeper of Secrets... Translations of an Incident
By Anjuelle Floyd
Publisher: Three Muses Press (2007)
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Rated:    5 stars of 5 possible

Keeper of Secrets... Translations of an Incident is composed of eight short stories united by strong characters and revolving around one central incident. The stories are each told from a different point of view and reveal how the central incident affects the lives of the witnesses and even of people who were not present during the incident - like the ripples made by a stone as it impacts the water in a still pond.

Anjuelle Floyd is a master storyteller, who weaves the threads of her stories into a finely woven tapestry, rich with meaning. This anthology is captivating from the first sentence to the last. I've always admired writers who can weave their magic tales with an economy of words; no words are wasted here. These short, powerful stories will stay in my mind awhile just as this book will remain part of my permanent collection. I will need to read Keeper of Secrets... Translations of an Incident again - and more slowly - to absorb the full meaning of these stories.

Recommended for readers looking for extraordinary, both entertainment and intellectual stimulation are found within the pages of this excellent collection.   This book would make excellent discussion material for a high school or college literature class.

Keeper of Secrets
was sent to me free from the author in exchange for review.  This review was simultaneously published on Amazon.com, Dragonviews, and LibraryThing

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