“One of the best short story collections I’ve read.” -The Page Hungry Bookworm
“The style of writing is lyrical, almost as if it was poetry…we can all learn from this book.” -Paws and Paper
“This anthology is immensely powerful, challenging and emotionally-charged and will tug at the heartstrings of the most seasoned reader. Buri makes full use of literary devices and expertly creates depth and dimension to his characters which can sometimes be missing from the short story format.” – Whispering Stories
“The stories feel like seeing real life in print. They will entice you to come back to them again, and again, and again. I wish I could give this collection 10 stars instead of 5.” -One Stop Destination
“Incredible stories that force the reader to ponder their meanings. This book is something to be cherished and re-lived.” -The Verdict’s Out
“A great collections of short stories. This was a beautiful book.” -Support Indie Authors
“I am in emotional turmoil, but yet I felt enchanted. I needed to read the next story, and then the next. This was one spectacular collection of short stories.” -A Bookish Review
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Pieces Like Pottery Synopsis
AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER. Pieces Like Pottery, the first collection of short fiction from Dan Buri, announces the arrival of a new American author. In this distinct selection of stories marked by struggle and compassion, Pieces Like Pottery is a powerful examination of the sorrows of life, the strength of character, the steadfast of courage, and the resiliency of love requisite to find redemption.
Filled with graceful insight into the human condition, each linked story presents a tale of loss and love mirroring themes from each of the five Sorrowful Mysteries. In Expect Dragons, James Hinri learns that his old high school teacher is dying. Wanting to tell Mr. Smith one last time how much his teaching impacted him, James drives across the country revisiting past encounters with his father’s rejection and the pain of his youth. Disillusioned and losing hope, little did James know that Mr. Smith had one final lesson for him.
In The Gravesite, Lisa and Mike’s marriage hangs in the balance after the disappearance of their only son while backpacking in Thailand. Mike thinks the authorities are right—that Chris fell to his death in a hiking accident—but Lisa has her doubts. Her son was too strong to die this young, and no one can explain to her why new posts continue to appear on her son’s blog.
Twenty-Two looks in on the lives of a dock worker suffering from the guilt of a life not lived and a bartender making the best of each day, even though he can see clearly how his life should have been different. The two find their worlds collide when a past tragedy shockingly connects them.
A collection of nine stories, each exquisitely written and charged with merciful insight into the trials of life, Pieces Like Pottery reminds us of the sorrows we all encounter in life and the kindness we receive, oftentimes from the unlikeliest of places.
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