“Witty, thoughtful, intelligent. Excellent pictures of the human condition.”
Matters Familiar is just that; an engaging collection of short stories that will hit home as bold glimpses into the subject of intimate relationships, whether it be with relatives or a best friend. Written with wit and a dash of irreverence, the author investigates the rocky terrain that protects the desires of the human heart with candor. The soul of the matter, whether it be self-satisfaction, misery, or whatever lies between, is approached with an open mind to hope and resolve. A good read for mature teens on up.
Constance M Cassinerio, Amazon.com
“A NICE COLLECTION”
“Matters Familiar is a diverse collection of themes and stories with varied cast of characters, some endearing and others enlightening. I found entertaining moments as well as evocative ones and some situations which felt ‘familiar.’ The familiarity bared itself by having characters who might remind you of a family member, a complicated family conflict/relationship, or a story from the headlines. Ironic twists abound. Most of the stories are for mature audiences.”
“GREAT SHORT STORIES”
It’s a treat to be able to complete a satisfying story during my lunch break. They are a nice escape from work.”
”…Matters Familiar to readers that crave tales with characters and settings that reflect the complexities of life told with an understanding for the human condition. Each short story has independent voice, narrative rhythm, motive and conflict, and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I, like most readers of short stories, expect the short format to give me an untraditional ending, and in this regard Matters Familiar will not disappoint you; they are crafted not to mollify the reader nor did I find them jarringly abrupt. Matters Familiar is a collection of tales told with refreshing insight and originality.”