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Writing about the Charms of the Easy Life


Read “Charms of the Easy Life” by Kaye Gibbons last week. Finished it in a day.

I had picked it up at random at a sale, for about 50 US cents, I think, as light reading in between “more serious” stuff. I’m glad I did.

Though parts of the books seemed rushed, Gibbons kept me hooked throughout, impressed me with the sheer beauty of her writing and her amazing powers of characterization: Sophia, Maragaret, and the irrepressible Charlie Kate are all so deftly captured.

Makes me wonder how many tons and tons of good books are out there waiting for me to read them.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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