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This week I have been reading a really interesting book, called Stories for Homes Volume 2. A collection of poems and stories all relating to “home”. What’s good about this book is that all proceeds go to charity.
My first thoughts were that everyone calls home a different place don’t they? Or is a home anywhere family is?
So I’m intrigued to find out about everyone’s different home’s. Obviously where I live is home, but also I call Cornwall my home. After I’ve been away I love to come home, and feel settled after I have crossed the Tamar back into Cornwall.
Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means.
55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. Volume One of the Stories for Homes Project raised over £3K for housing charity Shelter and raised awareness of housing issues. Volume Two of the anthology includes stories, poems and flash fiction and again all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
I don’t know where to start. I have dipped in and out of this book over the past few days, catching a story here and there when I’ve had a few spare moments. Each story is unique and some are better than others. I found myself getting quite tearful at times and then smiling the next.
My favourite story was the one about twins who are a part of a reality show. They are conjoined and have found a way to make a living by inviting people to watch them go about their daily routine. It’s written perfectly and just fascinated me.
The volume covers many different topics from immigration, single parents, homelessness, and many more. The writing and descriptions are outstanding throughout.
This book is a credit to each and every contributor.
The proceeds of every sale of this book goes to the charity Shelter which helps the homeless. This volume was released in dedication to all the victims and survivors of the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Stories for Homes Volume 2 deserves the full 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Information about the Book
Name: Stories for Homes volume 2
Release Date: 28th September 2017
In Support of: Shelter Charity
In Response to: Grenfell Tower
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*I received a copy of Stories for Homes Volume 2 in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always. This post contains affiliate links.