Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2009
The Peppertree Press announces that Something Hidden by Elaine Margolis is now available wherever fine books are sold. A diverse collection of short stories, Something Hidden (ISBN: 978-0-9823002-7-5, Trade Paper, $13.95, 156 pages) features thirteen original works that explore a broad range of settings, subjects, and ideas.
Among the early reviews for Something Hidden are:
"Something Hidden is a treasure trove for those who delight in having their fiction in bite-sized morsels."
-Midwest Book Review
"Each story is different and interesting--others feature a growing boy, love affairs, a haunting portrait, a crowded bar, demons, a chilling mime, dreams, and a spider woman--all unique in content and point of view. If you like to look for hidden meanings, this could be a book for you."
--Story Circle Book Reviews
"Elaine Margolis has written a lovely set of short stories. Her eye for detail and insight into the workings of the human mind make each narrator seem alive and real. The common thread running throughout the stories is longing, and she illustrates the numerous longings of the heart with compassion. This is a collection that will appeal to many readers, and I encourage you to look for it."
"The works contained in Something Hidden will captivate and satisfy. Something Hidden deserves to be enjoyed and savored, like the company of a good, but mysterious, friend."
With a keen eye for detail, extraordinary characters, and an inventive treatment of time and place, Margolis delivers an exquisite collection in Something Hidden through such stories as "Two for One," which explores a love deeply felt but unspoken until too late; "Ynez at the Roller Dome Disco," a coming of age story about a small boy and a giant woman; "The Dragon Box" in which an elderly traveler finds her past in a Bangkok curio shop; "A Biker's Requiem," a story of regret, rebellion, and ultimately, resignation; "The Charm," where spiders spin webs around the life of a girl who waits; "Something Hidden," which features a mime in a Paris street, a kind stranger and a frightening revelation; and others.
An eclectic collection that probes the central themes of loneliness, unease, ambiguity, triumph, and tragedy, Something Hidden is, at its heart, a collection of human stories--stories about old people, young people, people who love, people who hate, people who scheme, and people who triumph. Through these remarkable, poignant, and imaginative stories, Elaine Margolis weaves together a captivating collection of vibrant, thought-provoking, and engaging tales in Something Hidden.
Elaine Margolis holds a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Margolis is the author of Pulse, a novel, and has recently completed a memoir, A Picturebook On The Wall. A number of Margolis's short stories have been published in such literary journals as High Plains Literary Review, Rosebud, Short Story, and The North American Review. Elaine Margolis and her husband divide their time between Chicago's North Shore and Sarasota, Florida.
The Peppertree Press is an independent book publisher based in Florida. For more information about Something Hidden or author Elaine Margolis, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875.