“Serendipity strikes again. Found this book on my way out of my public library and the cover attracted my attention. I haven't read anything by Lively in awhile, so I picked it up. These were fun, wonderful short stories.
There are fourteen stories all with contemporary settings. The book was published in the 1990's, so may be they would seem dated to someone younger, but I found them realistic. Many of the stories, in my opinion, deal with the character's ways of perceiving the world. I especially liked the sight-lines in these stories: "in Olden Times", "The First Wife", and "Loved Ones". I will say that there wasn't a bad tale in the bunch.
I recommend this for lovers of short stories, for folks who enjoy humorous books and to those who have not read Penelope Lively. I loved The Moon Tiger, but these stories are very appealing.”