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A Slice Of Life: Every Person Has A Story by Smita Das Jain 

Blurb (as on Amazon):

‘A Slice Of Life explores a whole range of relationships – romantic, family, friendship, work, and even the sort that can’t fit any category. An enthralling read!’
Shraddha Sahi, Author of Anamika Khanna Falls in Love & The Case of the Counterfeit Currency

Every human wears a mask. Behind the cheerful facade lies faith, hope, trust, love, despair, confidence, insecurity, et al. Everyone has a story.

A DINK couple finding Work From Home a challenge…
The Couple who wasn’t one…
A rigid person who deviates from a lifelong habit…
Two people who remain in touch for 35 years, without talking…
A daughter who has sacrificed her dreams for her mother…

A fictional potpourri of extraordinary narratives of ordinary people who have more to their everyday lives beneath the surface, these stories reflect myriad hues of human behaviour.

From the author of the suspense thriller ‘The Lost Identity’ comes an anthology that touches the human heart.

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Pages: 84

Price:

  • Kindle eBook: 99 INR/ $3.99
  • Paperback: 125 INR/$9.99

My Ratings: 4.7/5

A collection of 18 short stories, this book is like a breath of fresh air in our everyday lives, forcing us to take notice of the little things that go amiss in the hubbub of responsibilities and deadlines.

What I liked about the book:
-> The author has managed to bring out all the emotions one feels, experiences, and goes through in their routine life. And quite well so.
-> The message in each story has been put across in a manner that is not only engaging while reading the story but stays with us even after reading a particular story.
-> Most of the stories have an unexpected, yet delightful ending. These will leave you smiling.
-> It is impossible for all and any reader to not find themselves pr someone they know within the pages of this book. This makes the book particularly likable and authentic.
-> The author ends and begins the book with very sweet stories, making you smile right at the beginning, and leaving you with a smile at the end of it as well. That feeling of contentment is the mark of a good book in my opinion.

What I did not like about the book:
-> The story ‘Warning! Computer Virus Spreads to Humans’ was a little confusing and felt like it could have a better ending.
-> Some stories felt too short, ending abruptly or not leading to much development. A few stories were also dull and predictable in comparison to the other ones.

Quotable quotes:
-> Time flies past but leaves shadows behind.
-> My mind has adapted to the universal truth of losing a loved one. I have found answers to many missing pieces of my life’s puzzle. I am also comfortable with the several unanswered questions, realizing that it is an integral part of the spiritual evolution process.

> Home is where one is complete.
-> I may have my belongings there, but I do not belong there.

-> In the hustle of making a living, people often went about their work not knowing or noticing the person sitting beside them.
-> Better to be safe rather than sorry.
-> Why delay the good things in life?
-> In matters of emotions, reasons do not hold sway.
-> Old ways do give way to new beginnings when the underlying reason happens to be beautiful.
-> While man can propose, God has the power to dispose.

> You can always find time for the people and things that are important to you.
-> What’s in a relationship when one doesn’t have time to share the ups and downs of life?
-> When the foundation is hollow, the pillar falls.
-> It is not a crime to steal some free time for yourself during office hours.

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