The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories by Judy Croome – Book Review

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The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories by Judy Croome – Book ReviewThe Weight of a Feather and Other Stories
by Judy Croome
Genres: Short Story
Pages: 200
Published by: Aztar Press
Format: eBook
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Star Rating: five-stars
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“The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected”  Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories) 
From the classical form of ‘The Weight of a Feather’, first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of ‘The Leopard and The Lizard’, this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling.

These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in ‘The Last Sacrifice’ or the jauntiness of ‘Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle’, the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.

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If you like short stories then you will love The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories, It is jam packed with a total of 45 short stories and each are completely different from each other. There are several stories that really got to me and I find myself thinking about them for time to time.
Most of my reading is done in bed for around half an hour, with this book I could read a lot of these short stories in that time and I could finish the story before sleeping so it didn’t play on my mind about what happened next.


About Judy Croome


Judy Croome lives and writes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortlisted in the African Writing Flash Fiction 2011 competition, Judy’s short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, such as the Huffington Post and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Itch Magazine. Her books “The Weight of a Feather & Other Stories” (2013), “a Lamp at Midday” (2012) and “Dancing in the Shadows of Love” (2011) are available. Judy loves her family, cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, cats, rainy days, ancient churches with their ancient graveyards, cats, meditation and solitude. Oh, and cats. Judy loves cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) She is currently researching child murders for her next novel and you can visit Judy on or join her on Twitter @judy_croome.

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