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    The Stone Boy: Short Story Summary, Analysis and Review

    March 26, 2020 by

    The Stone boy is a short story by Gina Berriault. It was first published in 1957 in Mademoiselle magazine. The story revolves around a nine-year-old boy who accidentally shoots his older brother, but is freakishly calm about it later on. The short story catapulted its author, Gina Berriault, to international fame when the story was… Read more

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    The Judgement by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and Review

    March 23, 2020 by

    The Judgement is a short story written by Franz Kafka. It was first published in 1912. The story revolves around a young merchant and his relationship with his father. Franz Kafka was running a business while writing this story, which limited his literary creativity. This conflict inspired the protagonist of ‘The Judgement.’ “So now you… Read more

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    The Bear Came Over The Mountain: Summary and Review

    March 16, 2020 by

    The Bear Came Over The Mountain is a short story by Canadian author and nobel laureate Alice Munro. It revolves around Grant and Fiona, an elderly couple who have been married for several decades and their struggle with Alzheimer’s and infidelity. “I don’t think there is anything to worry about. I expect I am just… Read more

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    If You’re Not Yet Like Me: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

    February 13, 2020 by

    If You’re Not Yet Like Me is a short story written by Edan Lepucki. It is a story of a single woman – Joellyn – who lives alone in an apartment in New York. Joellyn happens to be narrating the stories of her (failed) romance with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary to her unborn… Read more

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    A Man Called Ove: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review and Quotes

    January 6, 2020 by

    A Man Called Ove is a fiction novel that was originally published in 2012. It is written by Fredrik Backman – a Swedish writer and blogger. The novel was first published in Swedish language and then translated and published in English in 2013. The novel revolves around a 59-year old man whose name is Ove. It… Read more

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    The Missing Piece Meets The Big O: Summary, Meaning and 4 Life Lessons

    December 19, 2019 by

    The Missing Piece Meets the Big O is a short story (conveyed through poems and drawings) written by Shel Silverstein. It was first published in 1976. The story revolves around a “Little Piece” who is looking for its perfect match that would ‘complete’ it. “I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you…” “You… Read more

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    Who Moved My Cheese: Summary, Plot Analysis and 3 Reasons To Love It

    December 16, 2019 by

    Who Moved My Cheese is a short story written by Spencer Johnson. It was first published in 1998. It is a motivational story about 4 characters – two of them are mice and two are humans (of very small size). It highlights the importance of anticipating change, adapting to one’s environment and not taking things… Read more

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    The Painted Veil: Summary, Review and 3 Things To Love About it

    December 4, 2019 by

    The Painted Veil is a novel written by W Somerset Maugham in 1925. The novel also inspired a 2006 drama movie of the same name (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts). It is a story of love, betrayal, hatred, revenge and redemption. “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you… Read more

  • The Old Man and The Sea: Summary, Analysis and Review

    November 28, 2019 by

    The Old Man and the Sea is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway. It was first published in 1951. It is a story of an old fisherman named Santiago who catches an enormous marlin (a type of fish) far out in the sea only to lose it and the pain that accompanies that loss. “Let… Read more

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    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and 3 Life Lessons

    November 22, 2019 by

    The Metamorphosis is a short story (novella) written by Franz Kafka. It was published in 1915. It was originally published in German and its title was Die Verwandlung. It is a story of a salesman named Gregor Samsa who wakes up one day to find that he has mysteriously transformed into an insect.

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    Snowflakes Vs My Eyes

    November 15, 2019 by

    Carl Reiner once said – “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” I found it very un-romantic, who does not like snow! The soft white bliss from the heavens to the earth in addition to being the perfect snow fights memory maker. After all, didn’t Markus… Read more

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

    November 12, 2019 by

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a short novel (or novella) written by Richard Bach in the 1960s. It is a story of a seagull whose name is Jonathan Livingston who is trying to perfect the art of flying. Over the years, this novel has become a classic and is often considered one of the best inspirational or motivational books ever written.

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