Writers Read Book Group
Participants are invited to share insights and observations. Writers (and non-writing readers) of all genres and skill levels are welcome.
In the collection of fourteen short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King, author Kim Edwards presents an impressive range of different voices. Alienation is a common theme—alienation from a spouse, a loved one, a country, and even alienation from the self. Edwards explores this idea of alienation in various ways. Perhaps it comes in just a sudden, passing moment, or perhaps it lasts a lifetime. Sometimes it’s the alienation that grows from a failure to comprehend, but sometimes it’s an alienation that arrives with knowledge that separates the characters from the rest of their once-familiar world.