Mary Brooks Unveils ‘Magpies and Other Short Stories’

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New book uncovers compilation of tales that depicts everyday life

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Author Mary Brooks enjoys short stories and is quite fond of magpies. Inspired by these fascinations, she brings heartwarming stories to readers in her new book, “Magpies and Other Short Stories” (published by Xlibris).

This collection of tales about everyday living explores a wide range of themes that will surely touch the heart and coax a smile or two out of anyone. It touches on the predicament of being alone, of saying goodbye and reuniting with loved ones. It sheds a ray of light into the lonely lives of people who thought they have no one to turn to, imparting to them a beacon of hope and reassuring them that tomorrows have something in store for them. The author also weaves the spirit of Christmas into the hearts of the readers, reminding them that this wonderful season is all about giving and family.

An excerpt from the story, Christmas Day:
Eleanor had been feeling guilty that she had not been for her morning walk, so she did go then. There were only two people she passed, one man washing his car, and another playing with his dog in the park. It certainly did not feel like Christmas. How she missed Murray, who had been dead now for six Christmases. He would have helped her wrap all the presents and put them under the tree that they would have decorated together. There had always been lots of hugs and kisses around the Christmas tree.

With its captivating characters and moving storylines, “Magpies and Other Short Stories” imparts to readers valuable lessons about life’s ups and downs and twists and turns.

“Magpies and Other Short Stories”
By Mary Brooks
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503504899
Softcover | 6x9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503504905
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503504912
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Brooks is an Australian writer who is the mother of two adults and a general practitioner. Her hobbies include crafts such as quilt-making, beading papercrafts and bridge.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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