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  • Paperback: 534 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (28 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493534246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493534241
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Stories for Homes' - such a great idea. An anthology of all-new stories and poems with Home-based themes, written and donated free by established and up-and-coming authors to entertain and raise money for Shelter, the charity for housing and the homeless. No less than 63 separate tales and verses to tug at your heartstrings or tickle your funny bone - and all for under a fiver!

I'm so enjoying reading my way through this eclectic collection. The opening tale by Mandy Berriman, `A Home Without Moles,' is such a delight. It is narrated by the four- or five-year-old Jessika who has her own unique vocabulary of words spelt just has she has heard them; I particularly liked the leaking rainy-hater that her mum had to patch up with chewing-gum. Her baby brother's fection isn't going to get better unless they can move to a home without moles. You'll probably need to read the story for yourself to work that one out.

Frances Gapper's `Babylon' tells us of the home make-over from hell and Jo Lidbetter takes us to the Far East for a disturbing story of the aftermath of war.

Sarah Evans, in `Motherhood,' captures so perfectly the competing emotions of aging parents when their adult daughter returns to the nest like some cuckoo determined on her own ways and oblivious to the disruption she is causing.

In the first of the poems to be included, Mark Aram neatly contrasts the pros and cons of `Home' and concludes:

`Home can follow you around
like a friendly cat
or a heavy rucksack.'

I know this anthology will follow me around until I have devoured all it has to offer; I still have many pleasant hours of reading ahead of me. Why not join me in this wonderful trip through the skilful imaginations of gifted writers and help Shelter in the excellent work they are doing every day writing their own real life stories for homes?
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this superb collection of short stories from around the world is a joy to read and the theme of home makes an interesting link between the tales. i hope that this book will bring in lots of monry to shelter diane wolland
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I bought this collection yesterday in anticipation of a transatlantic flight I'm making tomorrow & I couldn't resist dipping into the collection on the train yesterday. I was hooked & had to keep reading. I love the diversity of approachs/styles & my favorites so far are 'Motherhood' and 'Room with a View'. Excellent cause to support as well - what a great idea!
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What a wonderful book for a worthy cause! I really enjoyed these stories which brought out a whole host of emotions. Home is where the heart is and there truly is heart and soul in this book. Personal favourite was Mayflies by Jules Anne Ironside-such a lovely touching story! Well done everyone!
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Stories for Homes explores the concept of ‘home’ from inspiring perspectives and I’d challenge you to reach the end without having your prejudices challenged or treasuring the things you enjoy every day a little more than before.

Four stories stood out for me in particular…

1. A Home Without Moles by Mandy Berriman is narrated by an endearing child who begins by describing her world whilst colouring pictures and, although I’m not normally a fan of spelled-out pronunciation such as ‘veekles’ and ‘hopsipal’, I have to admit that, in general, it does make the narration seem somewhat more convincing.

There was a point in the middle where I wondered, for a moment, if the domestic situation would head anywhere but, once the characters venture outside and the girl insists ‘it’s ok to do Not-Allowed things when it’s a mergency’, things start to pick up. The plot isn’t racing but my heart was. I won’t spoil it for you, other than to say that, as a mother, I was still shivering an hour later.

2. Half of Everything by Isabel Costello opens during preparations for Hurricane Sandy. The story is beautifully written and the observations precise. It evokes a strong sense of community and I liked the way the characters’ preoccupation with Halloween shows that they believe the hurricane is unlikely to hit.

Snippets of the narrator’s personal hurricane drift into the story naturally as she swings between nostalgia and the anger with which she kicks her ‘for sale’ sign. The quiet conflict, which begins when an unwanted guest turns up, builds towards an omen that left me questioning where their lives would take them after the final full stop.

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An excellent, thought provoking compilation of many talented writers with great stories to tell.
This has been a pleasure to read and has helped to highlight the troubles of those less fortunate. Support the great cause and read some fantastic short stories.
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a great collection of original funny, sad and inspiring stories ... and all the money going to a good cause. what's not to like
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In this book you'll find stories and poems of the highest quality all linked together with the theme of 'home'. It's a really enjoyable read and thought provoking as well. Whether you're a fan of short stories, or want to write them yourself this is a great book to start. Of course, if you just want to be transported into different times, places and people and enjoy a cracking read, then this is the book for you! All proceeds from this book go to Shelter. So not only a great read but also for a superb and worthy cause!
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