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Fools: Stories

Fools: Stories - Joan Silber I absolutely loved this book. I always enjoy short story collections, and I really liked how this collection allowed the characters to play off of one another and interact cross-story. Not only that, but it spanned multiple generations, linking not only people but time periods. The tone was simple, poetic, and informal, allowing the reader to feel immediately comfortable with the characters while jumping between stories. I think my favorite aspect of this collection, however, was the way it showcased how one event or one person can completely change our lives without having any idea whatsoever they have done so. This realization was insightful, powerful, and humbling all at the same time. I have never read anything by Silber before, but I know I'll be watching for any new collections she releases in the future, crossing my fingers they are all as good as this was.