Monday, June 27, 2016

Elephants in the Room By Charlene Wexler Review


Elephants In The Room is award-winning author Charlene Wexler’s latest collection of short fiction and essays examining life, love, and the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. Whether she is tackling fiction or essays, Charlene Wexler writes from the heart. With a keen eye for detail and a way of looking at the world a bit sideways, Wexler’s writings in Elephants In The Room will entertain while they make you think.

In Elephants In The Room, Wexler’s fiction and essays are grouped in five categories. Coming of Age features essays and fiction about growing up and reaching some of life’s milestones—whether you are ready or not. In Family and Friends, you’ll meet some of the fun characters in Wexler’s life and in her fiction, and inevitably you’ll think about similar loved ones in your own world. The story “Elephants In The Room,” from which the title of this book is derived, appears in this section. What would life be without our animal pals? Wexler shares some stories about four-footed friends and loved ones in Animal Magnetism.

The Passing Parade features Wexler’s fiction and prose observations on the changes in our fast-paced world. Senior Moments contains Wexler’s wry, humorous, and even serious observations on the mature years. After reading Elephants In The Room, you’ll see why Wexler’s books and short stories have won multiple awards. Her style makes you feel as if you are reading about or talking to dear friends.

 Elephants In The Room is Wexler’s second collection of fiction and essays published in book form. The first, Milk and Oranges, won several awards. Elephants In The Room is a collection of stories that will pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funnybone.

Charlene Wexler
Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office bookkeeper and as "a wife, mom, and grandmother," she said. In recent years, Wexler's lifelong passion for writing has led her to create numerous essays as well as fiction.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.


Cassandra's Review-   The author has a writing style that invites you to have a seat and bring your children for a great reading outloud session.  I like how this book is written with such detail that each short story is pleasing  and feels like you are a part of it. 

 I loved hearing giggles and answering questions along with being able to share a few memories of my own along they way.  So whether you have a a few minutes or a few hours, this book is going to entertain.   It is also clean so you can read without skipping anything and all ages will enjoy it.  

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