Written in her early twenties, before duMaurier attained fame for her gothic tale "Rebecca", these clever short stories are of varying styles and genres - some are witty, some are disturbing, all are beautifully crafted.
A hauntingly lyrical telling of a desperate existence in a bleak reality. The plot is engrossing; the writing superb.
First published in 1899, Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" covers taboo topics of the era, such as a woman's self-identity separate from her husband and family. An engaging short-story with an historical perspective on women's rights to choose her path in life.
The Anchorage Mafia? Yup, you bet. Running gambling dens and strip clubs during the oil boom years. Kim Rich recalls growing up amidst the seedy folks of Alaska's largest city. Her dad was in the business, and she saw a lot. A fascinating look into Anchorage's history that they don't tell the tourists.