Author: Margaret Lynette Sharp
Published: CreateSpace February 2013
Status: Read on May 26, 2014
Encore is a lovely book of 25 short stories by Margaret Lynn Sharp, her sixth self published collection.
Sharp’s characters are a mix of ages and genders, whose stories are told in the first and third person. This results in an interesting variety of perspectives on humanity, relationships and romance.
I particularly liked Dear David, written in an epistolary format, about a rekindled romance, Just the Shot, about a grandfathers gift to his grandson, and The Locket, the story of a secret love.
Despite the brevity of each contribution, Sharp is able to inspire emotion in the reader and communicate the action succinctly. More often than not, the stories hold a twist that veers away from the expected. The prose and dialogue is well-crafted, if sometimes a touch too formal.
Like Sharp’s previous collections, Encore is a pleasant and easy read.
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