I love Marian Thurm’s new collection of stories, Pleasure Palace. These delightful short stories, published between 1979 and 2021, are graceful, witty, and vigorously engaging. In “Banished,” Cliff, a widower, bonds with a retired English teacher over a comma. In “Today Is Not Your Day,” Lauren falls and breaks her kneecap after her fiance Alex breaks up with her. In “Pleasure Palace,” a new widow is enraged to find the contractor botching the remodeling of the “pleasure palace” of a bathroom she and her late husband had planned.
Great stories! You can read my review here at the new blog: