Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

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Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)
These twenty short stories are a peek into individual lives caught up in spectacular moments in time. Children, teens, mothers, and the elderly each have stories to share. Readers witness tragedy and fulfillment, love and hate, loss and renewal. Historical events become backdrops in the lives of ordinary people, those souls forgotten with the passage of time.

Beem Weeks tackles diverse issues running the gamut from Alzheimer’s disease to civil rights, abandonment to abuse, from young love to the death of a child.

Long-hidden secrets and notions of revenge unfold at the promptings of rich and realistic characters; plot lines often lead readers into strange and dark corners. Within Slivers of Life, Weeks proves that everybody has a story to tell—and no two are ever exactly alike.
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Author: Beem Weeks
Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby

While all of Mississippi bakes in the scorching summer of 1925, sudden orphanhood wraps its icy embrace around Emily Ann "Baby" Teegarten, a pretty young teen.

Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots her escape using the only means at her disposal: a voice that brings church ladies to righteous tears, and makes both angels and devils take notice. "I'm going to New York City to sing jazz," she brags to anybody who'll listen. But the Big Apple--well, it's an awful long way from that dry patch of earth she'd always called home.

So when the smoky stages of New Orleans speakeasies give a whistle, offering all sorts of shortcuts, Emily Ann soon learns it's the whorehouses and opium dens that can sidetrack a girl and dim a spotlight...and knowing the wrong people can snuff it out.

Jazz Baby just wants to sing--not fight to stay alive. More info →
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Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

These twenty short stories are a peek into individual lives caught up in spectacular moments in time. Children, teens, mothers, and the elderly each have stories to share. Readers witness tragedy and fulfillment, love and hate, loss and renewal. Historical events become backdrops in the lives of ordinary people, those souls forgotten with the passage of time.

Beem Weeks tackles diverse issues running the gamut from Alzheimer’s disease to civil rights, abandonment to abuse, from young love to the death of a child.

Long-hidden secrets and notions of revenge unfold at the promptings of rich and realistic characters; plot lines often lead readers into strange and dark corners. Within Slivers of Life, Weeks proves that everybody has a story to tell—and no two are ever exactly alike. More info →
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Slivers of Life is a wonderfully written anthology of short stories by Beem Weeks that skillfully taps into human emotions. The emotional depth along with the uniqueness of each story weaved around a variety of different characters and plots make this book both an engaging and thoughtful creative effort.

There are so many amazing stories that address a variety of themes; many of these themes are weighty but Beem Weeks' remarkable writing talent guarantees that each theme is handled with the sensitivity, compassion and thoughtfulness that it warrants. For example, Forget Me (Not Fade Away) takes a lot at Alzheimer's Disease and the ramifications of loss through poignant lens. The writing is raw and honest. This short story packs such profound impact that it is likely to resonate with the reader for a very long while. There are so many stories to savor. Along with Forget Me (Not Fade Away), these stories were my favorites:

A Match Met looks at revenge and the tragic consequences arising from taking matters into your own hands.

Lost Boy is a poignant story that seems to echo the saying "be careful what you wish for" doing so in a manner that is both unexpected and heartbreaking.

With When Jesus Left Birmingham, Beem Weeks does a remarkable job in taking a historically devastating event that spoke of hatred. Weeks added real textures through a written approach and enabled readers who knew of this moment only through a historical voice to feel as though they had been transported back in time.

The Distance offers a thought provoking examination on the question of reincarnation.

Night Flight is a clever story wrapped in a mystery that is certain to leave readers with lingering questions.

What is life really but a carefully orchestrated assembly of people and events inviting itself as a tapestry of stories. Beem Weeks' Slivers of Life unites powerful writing, ingenuity, mystique and emotions giving readers a memorable sliver of excellence. I highly recommend this book and give it a Gold Book Worm Rating.
The great thing about a collection of short stories is that, typically one is able to find at least ONE that he/she likes or can relate to, no matter how good or bad the writing is. But in this case, this book was penned by an extremely well-versed author. His stories come alive and make you feel as if YOU are experiencing the events right along with his characters. Some stories found in this collection are a bit creepy, some funny, and others–intriguing, which makes it the perfect choice for a wide variety of book enthusiasts. It was definitely a quick, easy, enjoyable read for me!
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