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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Cardiff by the Sea by Joyce Carol Oates (Four novellas)

A collection of four stories - all mystery, suspense genre and all very emotional, a couple of very tense stories. Ranging from an unexpected inheritance and with it an unexpected turbulent past, covered with intrigue and twittering aunts who cover a good deal of information under misinformation and seemingly mindless blabber. A student who falls pregnant for her Professor and then a young boy who survives his mothers suicide and murder of a sister and a friendless girl only befriended by a cat hounded by a step father whose interest isn't healthy and a mother whose loyalties are torn. They were not calming stories to read right now, and right now I need something less somber. They were good stories very well told, not their fault that my mood is awry. Sent by Grove Atlantic courtesy of Netgalley for an unbiased review.

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