Thursday, August 6, 2015

Can I Spin You A Story?

The Stories We Tell is a recent release by the great author Patti Callahan Henry. It has been released in paperback from St. Martin’s Press this summer.  Definitely a must have for 2015 Beach Read.   This story has a little bit of everything!


Eve Morrison runs a letter press company the Fine Line Ink.  It is her pet project that has become a successful company.  This company makes letter press cards.  There is one problem it takes away from her family.  She is married to Cooper Morrison and they have a daughter Gwen.  One night Eve receives a phone that an accident has occurred and both Cooper and her sister Willa were in a car together, and it crashed into the tree.  Cooper’s story is that it is all Willa’s fault because she was drunk.  Is that the actual story?  What happens when the evidence does not match Cooper’s story?  Who will Eve believe Cooper or Willa?

My Thoughts: 

Another Patti Callahan Henry novel that I very much enjoyed!  The plot is intriguing, but could have been paced better.  I wanted Eve to figure things out a little sooner.   The story is set in Savannah Georgia. It also has a little bit of mystery when trying to figure out whose story to believe Willa or Cooper.  The research done on traumatic brain injury, for this story is illustrated well in Willa’s symptoms. 

I loved how the author used symbolism in this novel.  The title is The Stories We Tell.  What kind of stories do you tell?  This is the question asked throughout the novel.  Are they truthful?  Or full of deception?   This is something the reader must decipher the story within the story. 



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