This great collection of short stories is balanced out by Hershman by planting a tree with Eco-Libris for every copy printed.
Kudos to Tania! This is a great book and it certainly deserves its first place on this list (you can find the list on the right side of Salt's homepage).
More about the book:What links a café in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection.
Fleeing from tragedy, a bereaved mother opens a cafe on the road to the South Pole. A town which has always suffered extreme cold enjoys sudden warmth. A stranger starts plaiting a young woman's hair. A rabbi comes face to face with an angel in a car park. An elderly woman explains to her young carer what pregnancy used to mean before science took over. A middle-aged housewife overcomes a fear of technology to save her best friend. A desperate childless woman resorts to extreme measures to adopt. A young man's potential is instantly snuffed out by Nature's whims. A lonely widow bakes cakes in the shape of test tubes and DNA.
A number of these stories are inspired by articles from science magazines, taking fact as their starting points and wondering what might happen if . . .? In these surreal, lyrical stories, many of which are only a few pages long, Tania Hershman allows her imagination free rein, as her characters navigate through love, death, friendship, spirituality, mental illness and the havoc wreaked by the weather.About the author: Tania is a former science journalist and her award-winning short stories combine her two loves: fiction and science. Many of Tania’s stories, which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in print and online, are inspired by articles from popular science magazines. In November 2007, she founded The Short Review, a unique website dedicated to reviewing short story collections. Tania, who was born in London, is living in Jerusalem, Israel. "The White Road and Other Stories" is her first book. For more on Tania's current projects,please visit TaniaHershman.com.
"The White Road and Other Stories" is available for sale in several bookstores - full information can be found at http://www.thewhiteroadandotherstories.com/buy.html
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