Mending Fences by Esther PaulMending Fences by Esther Paul

Mending Fences

byEsther Paul

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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Mending Fences is a collection of short fictional stories, four of them award-winning, about relationships between ordinary people.

Our lives are often filled with regrets over the past – harm we have done to others or missed opportunities to do the right thing. Many of these tales reflect a sense of retribution or reparation – making things right: a middle-aged gay son suddenly appears at his mother´s door after many years of estrangement; a woman dying of cancer seeks to reconcile with a once-favourite aunt; a recently widowed woman discovers a precious gem in a packing case, causing her to recall her pain at the loss of her first love.

But life also brings us lighter moments of fun and enjoyment, and other stories are in a less serious vein: an elegant elderly couple enjoy dancing at a supper club; an ad in the Companions Wanted column has comic results; and two twenty-somethings seek their Mr. Right.

Thus, Mending Fences weaves together serious and lighter experiences in an imitation of life.

Title:Mending FencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:163 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Borealis Press LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888874456

ISBN - 13:9780888874450

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Esther Paul is a master story-teller. Her newest book wends its way through situations in which all of us, at one time or another, could find ourselves. Problems are dealt with the old-fashioned way, and there is always a lesson along the road. Colourful, her understandable phrasing is a constant in Esther Paul´s writing: something we all look for in a good read.This talented author puts us in the middle of the story. Without being preachy, she brings us to a better understanding of life with its many ups and downs.This talented author puts us in the middle of the story. Without being preachy, she brings us to a better understanding of life with its many ups and downs.Mending Fences is simply that ... it has a lot to do with mending fences in our own lives.       – Mary Cook