Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: Of Dust and Tides

Title Of Dust and Tides
Author A. G. Russo
Release Date May 21, 2016

Chance encounters, voices from the past, or challenging choices can change the course of a life. In this short story collection, young people starting on their journey to full adulthood find themselves on unexpected paths.

THE NORMAL FILE – A young Army veteran struggles to find a new life, and gets help from a childhood friend with issues of her own.

OLLIE’S DAUGHTER – An 18-year-old girl is determined to know if she is the daughter of a rock god.

PORTRAIT OF JORI – The day a beleaguered art student learns he will graduate he’s offered an incredible opportunity.

SICK GRANDMA – English Comp ain’t what it used to be.

WALKING WILD – A sensitive, sheltered, but spirited girl’s first experience with the bar scene.

DOUBLE VISION – A legally blind young woman has a vision.

ESCAPE – A distraught son seeks to break free.

IMPURE EARTH – Hundreds of years after nuclear holocaust, society has been remade.

I really enjoyed A. G. Russo's Our Wild and Precious Lives when I read it. Whenever they contacted me to read Of Dust and Tides, I happily accepted.

I enjoyed all of the stories included in the book to varying degrees. It's hard to pick a favorite as I really enjoyed each story. My favorites (in order) were "Impure Earth", "Sick Grandma", "Double Vision", and "Portrait of Jori". The others were great, too, but those really stuck out to me.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and it reminded me why short stories are such an enjoyable read.


5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

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