Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: The Thing About Great White Sharks

Today, sipping tea from a faded mug and sitting in front of his computer in running pants and sneakers, John grieved over yet another article about the demise of robotic pets.- p. 1

For Friday 56:  
Alice is on the stove and I'm shaving out sage-green soap for the Caterpillar when the phone rings.
- p. 56

About The Thing About Great White Sharks: and Other Stories by Rebecca Adams Wright: In this collection’s richly imagined title story, our brutal and resourceful protagonist is determined to protect her family from a murderous, shark-ridden world—at any cost. Elsewhere, an old woman uncovers a sinister plot while looking after a friend’s plants (“Orchids”), and a girl in the war-torn countryside befriends an unlikely creature (“Keeper of the Glass”). In “Barnstormers,” a futuristic flying circus tries to forestall bankruptcy with one last memorable show. At the heart of “Sheila” is the terrible choice a retired judge must make when faced with the destruction of his beloved robotic dog, and “Yuri, in a Blue Dress” follows one of the last survivors of an alien invasion as she seeks help.

Extending from World War II to the far future, these fifteen stories offer a gorgeously observed perspective on our desire for connection and what it means to have compassion—for ourselves, for one another, for our past…and for whatever lies beyond.
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  1. What quirky quotes. Shaving soap for the caterpillar? Demise of robotic pets? Ha! Here are my quotes of the week.

  2. The cover alone would make me stop and check this out. LOL I love it! As far as the stories, they sound interesting and varied. Hope you are enjoying them. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. These sounds absolutely bizarre but in a really fun way. The Friday 56 especially has me intrigued! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Every once in a while I enjoy reading a collection of short stories. It's nice to be able to sit down, read a complete story, and then absorb it before switching to a new tale. Sounds like there's plenty of variety in this book!
    My Friday post features CHRISTMAS CRACKER.

  5. Sitting in sweat pants in front of the computer sounds good to me. :)

    ENJOY your book, and thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. You and Monika have desperately made me want to read this book. :)

  7. Sounds like a quirky read, but in a comical way!
    Happy weekend!

  8. What quirky snippets. I think I'd enjoy this if I felt 'down' and needed a laugh.

    The Picture.


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