TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and asks you to:
My tease for today:
He knows why he is thinking of Denise with this keenness. Her birthday card to him did not arrive last week, as it has, always on time, for the last twenty years.
This is from Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, a collection of linked stories that center around Olive, a retired schoolteacher in rural Maine. In this excerpt, her husband, Henry, is thinking about a former employee at his pharmacy.
I’m really enjoying the “novel in stories” or “linked stories” concept. I recently read The Islands of Divine Music (John Addiego) which had a similar structure. In yesterday’s mail I got a wonderful surprise from Christopher Meeks, author of the short fiction collection, Months and Seasons. Chris sent me an ARC of his latest work, The Brightest Moon of the Century … thank you! I thought this was collection of linked stories, but it says “A Novel” on the cover (as did The Islands of Divine Music). I’m looking forward to seeing what I find between the covers!
Have you read any linked short stories? What are you reading this week?