Sheldon Cohen’s New Book Unveils Diverse Collection of Short Stories

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‘The Gift’ is perfectly suited for readers who have limited time to read but need a quick, satisfying dose of literary diversion.

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Sheldon Cohen has always been a storyteller. And in his newest publication titled “The Gift,” he finally achieves his lifelong dream of putting his stories on paper. In this diverse collection of short fiction oeuvres, Cohen tackles contemporary subjects through thought-provoking narratives peopled with easy-to-identify characters. The brief and well written selections hover from ordinary situations to fantasy scenes, sating readers who may not have the luxury of time to read but are still looking for means to divert the mind from tedious and serious concerns.

An imposing cache housing tiny pearls of stories, “The Gift” unravels to self-contained accounts, each with a heady mix of characters and an utterly absorbing plot. Varied and individually unique, the six stories herein are descriptive and powerful, covering a vast range of subjects that whisks readers to different times and places as they pore through the compelling pages. One will keep on guessing as the tales unravel to unpredictable twists and turns. Despite its brevity, this collection is a thoroughly engaging read that will appeal to a wide spectrum of audience regardless of age or literary tastes.

Short stories by definition are really mini-slices of life. The characters and the plot lines are necessarily brief and should be able to convey to the reader the important ingredients of any story regardless of length. Sheldon Cohen, in his distinctive style, has achieved those goals in "The Gift.”

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About the Author
For more than 30 years, Sheldon Cohen has been part of America’s music community. He was educated at Brooklyn College, The Julliard School of Music and Hartnett School of Music. He became the Assistant Music Director for The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, in 1962 to 1992, among many other achievements in the industry.

Recently, Cohen has become the Musical Director for the San Fernando Valley Male Chorus and has formed his own Swing Band, The Swing Tones. In addition, he has produced and recorded numerous albums for many recording companies, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.

More recently, Cohen has branched out to write and produce shows for the stage. His latest projects were two shows for the West Valley Playhouse, “Klezmer Goes Hollywood” and “Once Upon a Time on Broadway.”

The Gift * by Sheldon Cohen
And Other Stories
Publication Date: October 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4931-0638-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 153 pages; 978-1-4931-0639-4
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-0640-0

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