I have wanted to read “Stories of a Sheltered Suburbanite” since I heard an excerpt at a WriteOn Joliet (adult critique group) meeting a few months ago.
The excerpt was a fictional retelling of a significant historical event through the viewpoint of a child. The story was poignant; I listened, spellbound.
One of these stories, “Jimmy Next Door,” by Colleen H. Robbins, was read during WriteOn Joliet’s first open mic event in 2013. I’ll provide a link to that video in Tuesday’s review.
I finally bought my copy Thursday night and plan to read it this weekend. A review of the book will appear in Tuesday’s LocalLit newsletter.
Here is its Amazon description: “A woman with ‘Too Many Kids.’ A child watching the hero next door. A toy saving lives on the battlefront. Not everything is as it seems, particularly to the sheltered.
“’Stories of a Sheltered Suburbanite’ contains the short stories, poems and humorous vignettes of Colleen H. Robbins, with a particular focus on military and suburban life.”
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