- Author: Manali Debroy
- Genre: Short Stories
- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Partridge Publishing India (12 June 2019)
- Language: English
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Marilyn Monroe once said, “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best,” and I couldn’t agree more. Life is like a paradox of love and pain that may never leave each other, but in the end, the coexistence is worth the journey. Striving for the best is human nature, but are you really prepared for the roller-coaster rides or do you give up?
Short stories are like a classroom lecture that goes at a stretch and ends at the near term with some moral at the end or just a takeaway.
Marigold – the golden memories is a wonderful collection of eighteen short stories each with a distinct set of its characters and their raw emotions. Short stories are my favorite and this book didn’t disappoint me in enjoying one of my favorite genres.
The stories are short, crisp, and polished. With no-nonsense narrative, the stories slip inside our hearts effortlessly. While the writing style won my heart, each independent plot amused me with its connection to reality. No flowery language, no fancy storylines – only the truth served beautifully. The cover indeed complements the content with its simplicity.
The characters and their individual stories filled with love, challenges, ambition, betrayals, strength, pain, vulnerabilities charmed and moved me. The stories kept lingering in my head as I moved to the next. I really felt connected to the heartwarming life stories of Ashley as she waits for someone, Rosaline and Marshall with their sweetest happily ever after, Farah’s captivity, Blair’s faith in herself, and Joanna’s strength and candor.
If you are looking for beautiful and real like short stories, please do read it. The book has some fantastic stories to touch your hearts and engage your spirits. In fact, if you are just starting out at reading, this one could be a suitable pick.
MY RATING: 4/ 5
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