Leaving Home

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
A train breaks down in the snowy Polish countryside. The jungle awakes. On a cruise ship, paranoia strikes. Fairy godmother magic comes from an unexpected source. A blackmailer makes a mistake. A young father leaves town. A neighbor's death reveals a dark surprise. All this and more in Leaving Home, a collection of twenty short stories, flash fiction, and travel essays by Melinda Brasher. More

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About Melinda Brasher

Melinda Brasher spends her time writing fiction, traveling, and teaching English as a second language in places like Poland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Arizona. Her short fiction and travel writing appear in Ellipsis Literature and Art, Enchanted Conversation, International Living, and others. Visit her online at www.melindabrasher.com.

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Review by: Steven Miller on Oct. 28, 2013 :
I admire Melinda Brasher’s diversity. I’ve too often heard an author should stick to one genre and style, but their books soon start sounding the same. Brasher’s Leaving Home demonstrates her talent in everything from poetry to adventure, spooky to happy. One of her poems went over my head, but I like stretching my limits. I didn’t agree with some of the character’s choices, but I enjoy getting inside the heads of different people. This is why I read books! After reading this one, I intend to read more of what Brasher has written. There’s something unique about how she can describe a scene and let me know what the characters are feeling. Without excess words, I find myself in the story.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)
Review by: D. Jean Quarles on Oct. 14, 2013 :
Brasher's short story collection has something for everyone. Her tales of travel gripped me with their understanding of the human condition. She has also included fantasy shorts, intriguing in their twists. Love this collection and can't wait to read more from this author.
(reviewed 59 days after purchase)
Review by: Alex Johnson on Aug. 17, 2013 :
This collection of short stories has it all. Fantasy, crime stories, sad tales of woe, adventure, a ghost story, and non-fiction essays about the author's experiences traveling in Eastern Europe and Central America.

Lot of plot twists and surprises. Lots of interesting little details. You really get sucked into the lives of the characters and how they are feeling.

Well worth reading.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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