Critics are raving about The Fish Tank and other Short Stories, by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, winner of the Silver/Second place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Award Program for the Short Story category.
"A wonderful collection of short stories. All are engaging and emotional, especially Soul Songs." - Judge at Feathered Quill Book Awards 2018"The Fish Tank is a gracefully-written, varied collection of entertaining, touching, suspenseful, and thought-provoking short stories. Maria Elena skillfully paints rich scenes and crafts interesting characters. Her prose is vivid and distinct. You will not want to miss this collection!" - NY Literary Magazine.The Fish Tank is at times fun, exhilarating, haunting and intriguing. The author has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of the short story genre in this fantastic collection --Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Maria Elena is a marvelous storyteller. She presents her narrative with overwhelming descriptive power and unexpected and surprising twists and turns. Her protagonists are strong and endearing, particularly in her Cuban stories which depict an era of unspoken horrors and frightening scenarios. Each story is engaging, thought-provoking and memorable. This is clearly an author who writes with style and with class. -Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' FavoriteLOVED this book. A must-read for Floridians, Cubans, women, history buffs, and lovers of good books - Gisela Haussman, author and blogger.
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