Heart Songs from a Washboard Road by Roger Summers
A SHORT STORY COLLECTION THAT TOUCHES THE HEART AND SOUL FROM THE IMAGINATION OF AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST WHO KNOWS WELL THE FASCINATING ASSORTMENT OF CHARACTERS FOUND LIVING ALONGSIDE A WASHBOARD ROAD – OVERNIGHT REVIEWS
From the pure joy of the English countryside to the captivating enchantment of New Mexico, this 11-story collection takes you on a compelling journey along the oft-bumpy roads of people you know or would like to know.
They are confronted by life-altering curves and their resilient approach to negotiating the twists and turns in their paths are at once understandable and surprising. And now and then even blended with a refreshing bit of humor, British and otherwise. The stories are touching and – as you travel along and at the end of the journey – will make you doubly glad you came along for the delightful ride.
About Roger Summers:
Roger Summers is a journalist and essayist who spends time in Texas, New Mexico and England and in a world of curiosity and creativity. He is the author of The Day Camelot Came to Town and Heart Songs From a Washboard Road. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review by Hannah Wells:
Roger Summers is a wordsmith extraordinaire. His prose flows smoothly. His characters have a depth and reality. They are ordinary people, facing life and the blows it deals them, some with grief,some with acceptance, some with courage and ingenuity.
Those which are the most poignant refer back to his own childhood with his cherished siblings. All have the ring of truth about the human condition. This is a book well worth reading.
Review by Amazon Customer:
Roger Summers’ ability to capture a reader’s heart makes this collection of short stories a wonderful read. The only problem with this collection is it gave me itchy feet, and I think I might be off to an English village, Santa Fe or Fort Worth soon. I hope this talented writer is working on a novel or more short stories.