Puffs of Smoke—Stories that Linger By Maria Ruiz

Aug 15, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Books & Tales, Marilyn Meredith

by Marilyn Meredith

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Puffs of Smoke and a link to purchase the book.

This is a most unusual group of stories that will give you insights into different cultures and times. “Angelina,” the first one, is about a young girl wounded during World War II. book

“Janet” is the story of a young woman spiraling through depression and mental illness. “One Smart Horse” has a surprise and sad ending. “Tony” is about a tragic happening to a young boy with a satisfying ending.

Most of the stories are slices of life about ordinary people. My favorite is the last one in the book, “The Funerals,” about two men who hate each other though they can’t remember why, and has a most ironic ending. The author has the gift of story-telling and the book is a colorful collection of her work.

You can read more of Maria’s real life stories here in KRL.

To enter to win a copy of Puffs of Smoke, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Puffs,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 22, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

You can use this link to purchase this book:

Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author and an ongoing contributor to our Mystery section. Be sure to visit her website; fictionforyou.com

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  1. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, Publisher


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