Rating: 4 / 5
I had seen a few great reviews for THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS by Danielle Evans. When I pulled a reading challenge prompt which gave a collection of short stories as an option, I immediately added it to my January Book of the Month box.
THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS is a book comprised of a short novella and a collection of short stories which address issues of race, relationships, history, grief, and more. Each story provides a snapshot into the lives of new characters , while delving into bigger and more universal issues.
After starting this collection, I immediately noticed how easy it was to settle in to each of the author’s stories. It is always tough to pack in fully developed characters, plot and messages into the short form, but I think Danielle Evans did a wonderful job of that. The stories bring a lot of variety, addressing things like social media, historical monuments, parenthood and romance.
I think one of the things that impressed me the most was the way the author conveys relationships. With limited pages to develop things for the reader’s understanding, I was impressed with the amount of feeling that came through the pages.
With any collection, some stories were favored over others, but I really enjoyed all of them. This is a collection I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a well crafted short story!
Reading Challenge Categories:
#AroundtheYearin52Books – a collection of short stories, essays, or poetry