Originally published: 1 November 2018
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre: Short Stories
Reading dates: 7-10 December 2018
Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?
Roar is a collection of 30 feminist stories, about 30 unnamed women which are touching, sad, humorous and uplifting. All written by Cecelia Ahern, the women in these short stories are oppressed, neglected and underrated but ultimately come out on top.
We have “The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf” about a woman who is so idealised by her husband that he literally keeps her on a shelf; “The Woman Who Was Swallowed Up by the Floor…” who escapes down a hole while doing a work presentation and finds lots of other women down the hole who have been so embarrassed in a situation that they have been swallowed up by the floor; “The Woman Who Had a Ticking Clock” about a woman whose biological clock is ticking so loudly it drives her boyfriend away.
I was really moved by the stories. It was a great read – the stories are just the right length and they are so creative and clever. Every woman finds her strength and it was fantastic uplifting read.
Thank you so much to Abbie Salter at HarperFiction for gifting me with a copy of this, along with a t-shirt and badge!
About the author:
Cecelia Ahern (born 30 September 1981) is an Irish novelist whose work was first published in 2004. Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over 25 million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.
She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. She has published several novels and contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies. Ahern also created and produced the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.
She is married with two children.
I heard her talk about this on the radio and was intrigued by it. Another one for the list!
Keep on writing, great job!