A Closet Full of Masks
Author: Susan Snowden
Archer Hill Publishing
Cover Price: $16.95
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Susan Snowden’s wry humor suffuses even the most poignant of these stories, all set in the South—from south Georgia to southern Appalachia. Thematically, she treats readers to a smorgasbord of tales whose characters—young, old, affluent, poor—struggle in various ways: presented with a rare opportunity, an artist must face his insecurity; an uneducated woman searches for a way to win her son’s respect; a reclusive librarian seeks solace after the death of her father; a divorced mother is shocked by her behavior when she starts dating again. And, in the title novella, an eighteen-year-old, away from home for the first time, encounters difficulties she never anticipated.
It’s clear the author understands her characters, each with a distinctive voice and worldview, and she cares about them enough to redeem them—or at least give them hope—regardless of the challenges they face.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
These stories aren’t far-fetched; this is the real South, and Susan Snowden’s dialogue is consistently pitch-perfect.
—Steve Brown, author of Carolina Girls and The Belles of Charleston
In this wonderfully varied collection, Susan Snowden has penned intriguing characters ranging from complex and hostile to unpretentious and compassionate. Readers will find themselves zipping through to see what comes next, anticipating rereading and properly relishing each story.
—Mary Ickes, Western North Carolina Woman magazine
Susan Snowden’s stories are infused with a literary magic readers will not want to miss.
—Susan Gabriel, author of The Secret Sense of Wildflower,
a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012, and Temple Secrets