Edited by: Debi Alper and Sally Swingewood
Publication Date: 28th September 2017
Format: ARC eBook
Note: This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review
About the book:
Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means.
55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. Volume One of the Stories for Homes Project raised over £3K for housing charity Shelter and raised awareness of housing issues. Volume Two of the anthology includes stories, poems and flash fiction and again all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
What I Thought:
Stories for Homes is a wonderful anthology of of stories about what ‘home’ means to the author. There are an incredible collection of stories, over fifty, with an incredible variety considering they’re all along a theme. From the story of the pensioner feeling as though he’s being forced from his home by his daughter, who genuinely wants the best for him but doesn’t understand why he would be reluctant to leave his run down house, to the refugee couple who are forced out of the camp when it’s demolished but find the goodness in human nature when visiting a hospital before finding their new home.
I’ve not made my way through the entire anthology yet but so far two of my favourites include a follow up to The Tiger That Came To Tea, and a new take on The Three Little Pigs.
Would I Recommend?
Absolutely, Stories For Homes: Volume 2 is a wonderful collection of moving stories written by a great variety of people. You might not enjoy them all, I’ve found some of them a little strange, but there’s such a variety that there are bound to be several that work for you, and it’s for such a great cause, you’ll get some wonderful stories and help out a great charity.
Want To Buy It?
Stories for Homes: Volume 2 is published 28th September. Available as an eBook – a paperback will follow.
A dedicated website includes a further collection of flash fiction and poetry, real life experiences from people who have had housing problems or have experienced homelessness, as well as a series of articles from a professional working with homeless people.
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