I loved this line from the forward to the book. The stories within are evocative, each one written with beauty and intention and care - neither words nor time are wasted. And they end with an in-drawn breath, left to hang in the air and be to each reader whatever they need from that story.

The whole anthology is worth reading (and it's short - just 123 pages), but here are some stand-outs, from my perspective:

On Crosby Beach - A woman is haunted by a secret past.

Lobsterfest - On the importance of boundaries and limits.

The Birth of Venus - On following your truth, even when it's hard.

The River Under the Banyan Tree - Pain, confusion, determination, a small kindness, escape.