Martha and Hanwell
2 journalers for this copy...
This one is going on my TBR mountain range.
I found the author's note about the art of writing short stories and how the markets for them differ greatly between the UK and the US particularly interesting.
The first story in the collection is basically about a 22 year old English girl who is looking for a place to live through a realtor on the East Coast of the US (I think it could be set in New York but not quite sure if it is.. can't remember if there was anywhere in the story that said that). Of course the story itself has a far deeper meaning, very descriptive.
The second and final story in the book is the narrator writing to the daughter of a man he met one night 34 years before. It is both sweet in parts and sad but I found it very enjoyable, probably my favourite story out of the two.
A short read but it packs a lot of punch. I hope Matt and any other readers who it passes along to around the world enjoy it.