What’s In a Name by Sally Cronin

My thanks to Cathleen Townsend for her lovely review for What’in a Name…..a terrific end to the week.

The Beauty of Words

What's in a name coverWhat’s in a name? Everything. As someone who has gone through the entire official argy-bargy to get my name legally changed, I appreciate the power behind the monikers we bear. Sally Cronin obviously shares this sensibility because this short story collection focuses on the unique power our names have to shape our lives.

Sometimes even a small change can be significant, as the first story, titled “Anne,” demonstrates so well. Just a small shift–to Annie–had great meaning to the woman who bore it. It shaped her entire sense of self, and went on to have meaning in her extended family as well.

Each tale has a given name as a significant factor. The names we bear become the basis of our own stories, as well as the foundation for the tales in this book.

Besides “Anne,” my favorites were “Celia,” “David,” and “George.” But give this book a read, and…

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

17 thoughts on “What’s In a Name by Sally Cronin

  1. I have just started reading this. Can’t tell you how good it is but no doubt I will … he says enigmatically.
    And no I haven’t skipped forward to read Paul….I’m a good reader I am… and anyway it ends at Jack! (Rat’s I’ve given myself away!)
    Come Volume 2, then I’ll skip forward!!!!

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