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Astray
by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LittleSuz of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/9/2018
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by LittleSuz from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 09, 2018

8 out of 10

Short stories aren't generally my thing. It's hard to develop enough plot and character across so few pages as to really ignite my interest I find. But every now and again there is a collection so well-captured and unusual that all of these objections are overridden. And this is one of them. Donoghue does a fabulous job of identifying small vignettes from history and turning them into fascinating stories. Ones which I particularly loved were:

Man and Boy - about the relationship between a zookeeper and elephant
Onward - about a genteel Victorian prostitute and her young daughter
The Widow's Cruse - about a lawyer plotting to make a mint from a young widow's estate, before getting quite a surprise
The Hunt - Really agonising story about rape and soldiers in the American War of Independence 


Journal Entry 2 by LittleSuz at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Released 6 mos ago (3/18/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Passed on to Kinedi at meetup


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Journal Entry 3 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, March 19, 2018

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Picked up at the Meet Up, thanks for bringing along 


Journal Entry 4 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, August 06, 2018

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I am with LittleSuz on her review of ''Astray'' - I am not a big fan of short stories either but I did enjoy Emma Donogue's collection of travellers throughout history, perhaps because I am a traveller too having left my home country and gone astray :o). I also enjoyed the little explanation at the end of each chapter which made the stories even more real 


Journal Entry 5 by wingkinediwing at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Released 1 wk ago (9/16/2018 UTC) at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 6 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, September 17, 2018

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Caught at the Old gang meet up. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 21, 2018

8 out of 10

LOVED this collection of short stories. It was really interesting to read the inspiration behind each one too. I think I'll save this one for the next Old Gang meet up.  


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