Falling Women And Other Stories by Ellen  Herbert

Reviews for Falling Women And Other Stories
by Ellen Herbert

Appealing, worrisome, full of sighs, full of cheer, and always true to life.
Alan Cheuse, NPR's "All Things Considered"
A masterpiece! ...a collection of tragedy and redemption, humor and beauty, served up with a potent dose of truth. Herbert's prose, entertaining and relevant, cuts to the quick. Each word is well chosen. The stories are perfectly ordered. And every emotion resonates.
Peter Giglio, author, "A Spark in the Darkness"
Herbert threads forgiveness throughout gripping loneliness and hurt, deals from a deck of recurring characters, and really captures southeastern North Carolina...a Southern author to celebrate, with a wry wit that’s free range and delicious.
Richard Peabody, Editor, Gargoyle Magazine
Short Stories that burn like incense...The magic comes in the manner in which Herbert relates bits of secrets and gossip and confessions and unbearably ordinary lives. She has given us a panoply of life - and there probably is not a person here you could say you haven't known. You can still smell the accompanying incense long into the night. That is a feat - and she has accomplished it!
Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
Amazing writing...all characters are drawn with empathy and occasional amusement...it's clear to this reviewer why most won awards and the collection won Ms. Herbert a fellowship.
Rebecca Kyle, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
A treasure chest, which once opened exposes lives filled with the joys, struggles and sorrows we all experience in life. Every character is lovingly limned with the complexities of personally unique contradictions. I just loved every story and always wanted more.
Richard Ferrone, Actor/Award-winning audio book narrator

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