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Angels Cried Kindle Edition

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This anthology was created as a collaboration of 40 kindred spirits who worked hard to share comfort with the world. Here are the authors, listed in alphabetical order: Meghan Arcuri Michael Bailey Jen Baker Ency Bearis Julian Brooklyn Allison Bruning Elizabeth E. Castillo Guy Anthony De Marco T.J. Edison George S. Geisinger Charlie Giardino Marianne Halbert Reyna Hawk Zrinka Jelic Cyma Rizwaan Khan John Kovacich Rachel E. Kovacs Catherine Mahoney Don Martin Tami Kidd Masincupp Paul Morrison Melisha N. Murray Eri Nelson Matthew Christopher Nelson Roseville Nidea Linda Bonney Olin Moses Opara Alan Place Katherine Rochholz Kit Roe L.K. Russ Sara St. Claire Crystal Schall Zantippy Skiphop Daron Chosen Smith Gretchen Steen Christena Antonia Valaire Williams Lisa Williamson Stephen L. Wilson

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1862 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stephen L. Wilson; First edition (25 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AT95EDK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,845,635 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In the interest of full disclosure, the stories and poems in this anthology run the full spectrum from a tough read to very good. As Stephen Wilson, who edited the collection, explained in his Editor's Note at the beginning:

"Don Martin is credited with providing a complete proofing of the anthology. Many of our contributors have a native language other than English. As a result, there are varieties of creative uses of English demonstrated throughout these works. Even though Don and I have taken editorial liberties with the text and wording, I must point out that whenever possible the original, raw message of the expressed emotions was kept intact."

Some of that non-native English showed through and some of the stories are more polished than others. With a few exceptions (stories or poems with too much negative emotion and a couple that Wilson felt were "too strong for this anthology") most contributions were accepted. So, in many ways, you might find this hit and miss. Not even all of the poems and stories have an obvious connection to the Sandy Hook incident, although I assume the individual author sees the thread connecting the two. But if you approach this work in the spirit intended, which Wilson describes as therapeutic for the writers, some of them are going to make a connection, whether inspirational or in some other way.

A couple of the stories stood above the rest for me. For Christmas, I Made My Mother Cry, by Guy Anthony De Marco is a nice variation on the "discovering the meaning of Christmas" trope. Another good one is Steampunk by Kit Roe, which was a tribute to those who help keep us safe and more.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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