The Jewel and Other Stories

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All stories—be they strange, visionary, comforting or enigmatic—are about love. Love of our home, our friends, the Universe, or even of a tropical plant; love of your daughter, or just each other… Of love before we were born, and lonesome love of that which is gone forever. Love of an idea. Or even just love of writing. If you love Love, you’ll love these stories. Love makes us all one.

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About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book I)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
OLYMPUS—Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III)

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Review by: RockinReader on Nov. 6, 2014 :
And once again Stan has delivered a masterpiece. I loved this book, the stories are wonderful. Each story is different and touching. Love and human bonds surpass all things. The characters in each tale fit the story perfectly and made them a joy to read. Detailing is outstanding, clear, concise and vivid. It was like taking mini vacations. It is written in such a smooth flow and impossible to put down. Stan is one of my favorite writers and I have never been disappointed. His mind and imagination are raw and deep. I always look forward to his works. I definitely recommend this book to everyone. It is a treasure and a delight to read
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Amy Taylor on May 4, 2014 :
With The Jewel, Author Stan I.S. Law has illustrated his talent for bringing forth powerful emotion and human connectivity in the forum of short stories with the same tenacity and excellence we have experienced in his longer stories.

In this alluring and captivating collection of short stories, Author Stan I.S. Law delivers us magic and beauty. There are stories of love, friendship, children and other worldly events, each unique and contemplative. Of my favorite are Stuffed Panda, Lovers and A Man Who Couldn’t Die. Stuffed Panda is a beautiful story that will touch the heart of any mother. Lovers is a somewhat tragic yet also beautiful tale that will find the romantic in you. A Man Who Couldn’t Die is thought-provoking and enlightening.

In this enticing set of short stories, Stan I.S. Law is able to create an intensely felt scenario and conclude it with warmth and finality. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)
Review by: D Piecuch on May 23, 2011 :
Stan doesn't need a lot of words or an entire novel to cast a spell upon us, and deliver very powerful and complicated messages. These short stories are fantastic.

I was so taken with "Delicious Monster (adapted from Marvin Clark)", that I immediately put this book down, purchased Marvin Clark, and read THAT from cover to cover before returning to these stories.

Around the World is truly a memorable story, the depths Stan probes with the story "Lovers" is amazing, "Virus" provides us with a very intellectually stimulating tale, and "The Jewel" is just that!

All the stories provide us with a perfect blend of thought provoking, engrossing, and charming.

Stan is a truly gifted writer, and these short stories provide us with short views into his writing excellence.
(reviewed 75 days after purchase)
Review by: BozenaH on Dec. 8, 2010 :
I read some of the stories on Authors’ Den. Even as I re-read them now, they retained their freshness, their gentle yet engrossing charm that makes all Stan Law’s writing so enchanting to read. He seems to hover between realities which most of us hardly know exist.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Dec. 3, 2010 :
I do not claim to be a literary critic, but I know what I like. And I defy anyone not to find at least some of these stories holding your undivided attention. You’ll want to read them all at one sitting. The whole collection is indeed a Jewel.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)
Review by: Anetta Bach on Dec. 2, 2010 :
I downloaded, started reading and I couldn’t stop until the end. Law can play on your emotions like a seasoned virtuoso. Don’t try to resist him. Just enjoy the ride. Beautiful.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Oct. 22, 2010 :
My favorite stories are The Miracle, Sutuffed Panda, Wondrous Flute, New Dress, Lovers... and the Jewel, of course. O.K. I loved them all! Thanks, Hanna B.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Adam Kerry on Oct. 19, 2010 :
It is indeed a rare Jewel, wherein love is examined from so many different perspectives. Perhaps love really is a force that keeps the universe glued together. As usual, the quality we've learned to expect from Stan Law. .
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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