Title: Smallest of Entryways
Author: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes
Publisher: Humanitas Media Publishing
Status: Available now
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Description: (by goodreads.com) The Smallest of Entryways (2012) is a collection of nine short stories by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, the great-granddaughter of Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. The stories in The Smallest of Entryways paint a picture of a child, at first helplessly affected and then, as she grows into an adult, shaped by the alcohol dependence of her mother. The stories were written over a twelve-year span; this is her first collection. It is published by chum literary press, the author’s own imprint, in association with Humanitas Media Publishing, which also will publish chum literary magazine starting in 2013.
Dark Brilliant and Beautiful.
“The Smallest of Entryways” is a collection of short stories that is mesmerizing. If you’re a fan of the short story then you’re in for a treat with these.
The Author, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes took great care in her imagery, and word choice; every story came alive off the page. Although I found all the stories to be fantastic there were three that stood out above all others. “Laundromat,” “Vienna Sausages” but my all time favorite has to be “Wax.” That story is so beautiful, that I almost want to give it all away, (but you really need to read it for yourself.) “Wax” was so striking that I actually teared up at the ending with the Snowy imagery. Those three make it into my top 20 favorite stories of all time. I Highly recommend “The Smallest of Entryways” to everyone whether you’re a short story reader or not.
Overall Rating: 6.5-7/7
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