What do Cape Breton Island and storytelling have in common? Why, everything, of course!
If you like stories that appeal to a wide audience of readers, then look no further than editor Ronald Caplan’s latest compilation, Local Hero. It offers up stories of everyday living on Cape Breton Island and away, celebrating life, sharing love, and the sorrow of death, with all the funny twists and turns that make up people’s lives.
Written by 20 very talented Canadian writers, both newly minted and seasoned authors, this collection delivers a blend of humorous and tug-at-your-heartstrings stories. While many of the stories focus on the people and places that make up Cape Breton Island, others offer a more ‘universal’ setting. These stories are sure to entertain and may even invoke a ‘déjà vu’ feeling or a memory from your past.
Local Hero – 20 New Short Stories from Cape Breton Island
Edited by Ronald Caplan
$18.95, paperback, 178 pp.
Breton Books, 2015