Authors Mark Bierman, Kathleen Pooler, Sally Georgina Cronin, Beem Weeks, and Karen Ingalls address complicated, heart wrenching issues. Bierman writes about human trafficking and situates the story in an impoverished area of Haiti. Pooler writes of her struggle with cancer while attending to her son's addiction to alcohol and drugs. Cronin's story is one of recovery, of finding peace and worth after divorce. Weeks writes of family secrets and sorrows. Ingalls poetically looks at the meaning of life.
Though each writer covers a different subject, they have three things in common -- they are all excellent writers, each of them earned my 5-star review, and all the stories remain alive in me.