Review: Alice Petersen’s Worldly Goods 9781771960809

Review: Alice Petersen’s Worldly Goods 9781771960809

LIQ June 2016 coverThis book review first appeared in the June 2016 issue of Life in Québec Magazine and on Quebec news and information portal LifeinQuebec.com.

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Title: Worldly Goods
Author: Alice Petersen
ISBN: 9781771960809
Price: $18.95
Publisher: Biblioasis

Review Nathalie Peron

Glimpses in ordinary lives, revolving around a specific object, framed with emotions we have all felt or can empathize with, painting a very vivid yet brief picture of a precious moment in time.

This is what Alice Petersen offers her readers in her second short story collection Worldly Goods. Unsent letters of things unsaid, stuffed cats, lost kites and pearl earrings never owned; Petersen uses seemingly trivial objects as a gateway to larger things like lessons learned, haunting regrets and chosen life paths, focusing on simple moments that matter more than one would think.

Threaded throughout the whole of the book is music. Calming, soothing and bursting with a melody that is echoed in the carefully chosen words and sentence structure that embraces you in every story.

With this chosen short story format the author quickly dives into the heart of the story and before you can catch your breath, the story is ended; the moment has passed, as it is in life, leaving you wanting to read the following story.

This book is a welcome distraction from everyday humdrum and will surely enlighten your days, one short story at a time and one object at a time.

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