Lake People and Other Speculative Tales

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From a padded cell to Jacobean England to a distant planet, the fiction of award-winning writer Anna D. Allen is as eclectic as ever in her second collection of short stories, Lake People and Other Speculative Tales. More

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About Anna D. Allen

An award-winning writer, Anna D. Allen lives deep in the forest with too many books and not enough dogs. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Language and Literature. Her short story, "Ten Gallons a Whore," appeared in Writers of the Future, and she is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her future plans include growing tomatoes and cleaning out the freezer. When not writing or reading, she can be found in the kitchen. Her collections of short stories, Mrs. Hewitt's Barbeque: Seven Eclectic Tales of Food, Humor, and Love, and Lake People and Other Speculative Tales are now available. Charles Waverly and the Deadly African Safari is her first published novel.

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Sift Book Reviews reviewed on Aug. 11, 2011

Lake People and Other Speculative Tales is a collection of short stories that are all so drastically different that it's really quite surprising that they were all written by one person. From the writing styles to the narrative voices to the plots themselves there is so much variety within this book that you're almost guaranteed to find something you like.

The title story, 'Lake People' is without question the best of the book. The pacing is perfect, the story is beautiful and the mythology is well crafted. This story alone makes it worth buying this book. It speaks wonderfully to the universe giving you exactly what you need, when you need it, even if you yourself don't know what you're looking for. A few other favorites in this collection were 'Ten Gallons a Whore" and "Hallyhee, Cried the Trees."

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Review by: Kellie of Sift Book Reviews
Sift Book Reviews received a free copy for review from the author. This has, in no way, affected the reviewer's opinion.
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