The Other Side of the Gates

The Other Side of the GatesA Terrific Collection Of Stories Dennis Lehane, Mystic River, Live By NightNina Romano Has Written An Absorbing Debut Collection Of Stories That Are At Once Energetic, Bold, Ambitious, And Wildly Entertaining The Other Side Of The Gates Pays Attention To The Wide World And Celebrates And Embraces The Fragile And Complicated Lives Of Her Compelling Characters, Be They Conspiring Teens Or Treacherous Lovers Nina Can Do Lyrical And She Can Do Hardboiled She Can Do Snarky And She Can Do Gracious The Stories Are Full Of Honesty, Charm, Heart, And Good Humor John Dufresne, Requiem, Mass No Regrets CoyoteIn Her Story Collection, Nina Roman Takes Us On An International And Cultural World Tour, From 1896 Peking All The Way To Modern Florida, With Stops In Chile, Ireland, Italy, 1950 S Brooklyn And Long Island Wherever The Setting, Romano S Stories Firmly Anchor The Reader In The Vivid World She S Created For That Snapshot In Time Many Beautiful Images And Turns Of Phrase, Fascinating Historical Details These Are Tales Of Love In All Its Guises, Joyful Or Painful, Waves Of Pathos And Of Wry Humor M K Graff, The Nora Tierney Mysteries Reading this collection of short stories by Nina Romano was like touring the world by train, getting glimpses of fellow passengers and snatches of dialogue that conjure up complex lives while showing us that underneath all our differences, human beings are essentially the same We love, we long for, and we regret We also hope The tone of each story is as varied as the many different countries and cultures she takes us through I found every one of them
My favorite part of a short story collection is variety and Romano provides this in SPADES Characters, setting, conflict all collide in a book you ll want to devour, but would be better off taking one tale at a time and savoring Nina Romano s stories have something for everyone They change location, type, characters in a flash, all the while tugging at your heart strings or pointing out some profound truth A wonderful, eclectic collection of stories that are almost glimpses or snapshots of other lives, other times The brilliant mind of author Nina Romano, gives us a window into her imagination, where it s like her muses, other personas, are given free rein to tell their s
I find myself inside the lives of strong, marvelous heroes and heroins from areas and experiences that are told with an authentic voice that only a skilled writer could create I loved these stories.Joan Waldman I am not usually a short story reader prefer novels However, these short stories have changed my mind.The writer takes us from Brooklyn to Peking and in between The stories are fast moving and so enjoyable.I recommend this book to everyone. I stayed up until almost 3 am finishing this collection of stories, and I don t regret it in the slightest Nina Romano cemented herself as one of my favorite authors somewhere around 11 pm, and ascended to the top of the list sometime around 2 30 am It doesn t matter what she s writing, it s so vivid and smart and captivati

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  • Paperback
  • 299 pages
  • The Other Side of the Gates
  • Nina Romano
  • English
  • 05 May 2017
  • 9780985233198