Astray

by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1447209494 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLittleSuzwing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/9/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLittleSuzwing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 09, 2018
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 wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/18/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, March 19, 2018
Picked up at the Meet Up, thanks for bringing along

Journal Entry 4 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, August 06, 2018
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 kinedi at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Released 1 yr 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
Caught at the Old gang meet up. Thank you!

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

Journal Entry 8 by Triggerfish at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 09, 2018
Caught at the meetup, thanks.
Update Feb 2019
I loved these stories. Based on true events, they are brought to life through Donoghue’s wonderful prose.

Journal Entry 9 by Triggerfish at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (2/10/2019 UTC) at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 10 by silverbirch7 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 10, 2019
Picked up at Old Gang meet up. Thanks!

Journal Entry 11 by silverbirch7 at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 08, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/8/2019 UTC) at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released at old gang meet up.

Journal Entry 12 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 08, 2019
Picked up at the Old Gang meetup.

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