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Sudden Traveler ~ Sarah Hall

October 9, 2019

• Hardcover: 144 pages
• Publisher: Custom House (October 8, 2019)

“Sarah Hall is one of those rare writers whose short fiction has the same luminosity as her novels. But the short form allows her more room to probe and roam, to experiment with form, to sink her fingers into the earth.”—The Observer(London)

What happens when you mix legend with scifi and add in a whole lot of feelings? Sudden Traveler, that’s what!

Sarah Hall’s collection of short stories is wide and varied in both content and presentation, taking on morality and ethics in beautiful landscapes spanning the globe.

Usually short story collections fail to capture my attention. This is largely in part due to their inability to dig in deep to the emotional aspect of human nature in such a short piece. Hall’s stories, however, manage to tap into the essence of humanity even in little spurts.

I am so grateful I was able to be a part of this tour and now I’m off to find Hall’s other books because I’m sure they will carry the same magic.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photo by Richard Thwaites

About Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall was born in 1974 in Cumbria, England. She received a master of letters in creative writing from Scotland’s St. Andrews University and has published four novels. Haweswater won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (overall winner, Best First Novel) and a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award. The Electric Michelangelo was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Eurasia Region), and the Prix Femina Étranger, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Daughters of the North won the 2006/07 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. How to Paint a Dead Man was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Portico Prize for Fiction. In 2013 Hall was named one of Granta‘s Best Young British Novelists, a prize awarded every ten years, and she won the BBC National Short Story Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Find out more about Sarah at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.

Instagram Features

Tuesday, October 8th: Instagram: @book.hang.o.ver
Wednesday, October 9th: Instagram: @girlwithnoselfie
Thursday, October 10th: Instagram: @readvoraciously
Friday, October 11th: Instagram: @dropandgivemenerdy
Saturday, October 12th: Instagram: @sarahandherbookshelves
Sunday, October 13th: Instagram: @megsbookclub
Monday, October 14th: Instagram: @amberafterglowreads

Review Stops

Tuesday, October 8th: A Dream Within a Dream
Wednesday, October 9th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog
Thursday, October 10th: The Desert Bibliophile
Friday, October 11th: Instagram: @giuliland
Monday, October 14th: Instagram: @sixminutesforme
Tuesday, October 15th: Booked J
Thursday, October 17th: Have Coffee Need Books
Thursday, October 17th: Real Life Reading
Monday, October 21st: she treads softly
Wednesday, October 23rd: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, October 24th: Instagram: @shereadswithcats

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