Pretty Lies & Other Stories

Pretty Lies & Other Stories - Olivia Folmar Ard This book is an interesting collection of short stories and poems. It takes the everyday, the mundane, and puts a different perspective on it. It's like taking a picture close up - you see things there you never noticed before. A cynic who gets a letter that may just be the root of her bitterness. A woman whose new job comes with benefits, but are they enough? The relationship that might be more than the "just friend" label that's been slapped on it. Or the titular story that muses about the pretty lies we tell.

A thoughtful collection, well written and insightful. It made for a nice change of pace, and the smooth read was enjoyable. It's great if you want something with a little more depth and contemplation without the commitment of a full novel.