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Hey, I finally managed to read something! Actually, I have two more recommendations coming, but the books don???t go on sale until next week so I???ll wait until then. In the meantime, I will rave about Sarah Selecky???s yummy collection of short stories, This Cake Is for the Party.

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With realistic, flawed characters, the stories ring so true to me. These people are absolutely real: they pick their teeth at the dinner table, drink too much wine, try to sell products to their friends. Several stories are set in rural Ontario (my background), and I identify with these characters the most. Selecky could be writing about me when her protagonist takes the bus to Toronto to escape a claustrophobic home for the weekend, or when another baby-sits the child of a messed up friend..

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Examining themes of friendship, family, appetite and desire, this delicious little book will have you licking up the crumbs.

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Challenges: Short Story Reading Challenge?? #4

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