Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Grand Central

A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…

A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…

A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room…

On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell.

Now, ten bestselling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal….

Featuring stories from

Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife
Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times bestselling author of 22 Britannia Road
Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Ambassador’s Daughter
Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter
Sarah McCoy, New York Times bestselling author of The Baker’s Daughter
Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Pieces We Keep
Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife
Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Call Me Zelda
Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of After the Rain

With an Introduction by

Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Home Front

My Review

I like reading stories that take place in the WWII era. This time period fascinates me. This is why when I heard about this anthology I had to check it out. I have to say that this is a fantastic anthology. I loved almost all of the stories in this collection. Not to say that the ones I did not love were bad because they were good. It is just that I wanted more out of them. They kind of felt incomplete as short stories. Or they did not bring me into the story as well as the others did. Although I felt like I was living in this era and could picture Grand Central Station and all of the characters in this book hanging out there. Even though I have never been there.

The lives of everyone in these stories were great. Of course I enjoyed reading Karen White and Pam Jenoff's stories. Two authors that I am familiar with their work and enjoy reading. The other authors I am not so familiar with but now I can say I am after reading this anthology. I will look for more books by these other authors. Grand Central is a joyous, lovely anthology. Check it out for yourself.

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