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The Acorn Gathering; Writers Uniting Against Cancer 
Duane Simolke
Review by Len

     A true "Story Cycle", this anthology comes together in a unique and most interesting manner. The cohesive nature of "The Acorn Gathering" is amazing considering the different authors and that they had not necessarily read "The Acorn Stories" first. Editor and co-author Duane Simolke is justifiably pleased with the diverse yet universal feel and messages shared throughout the book.

     Although all proceeds do benefit cancer research, the book itself is not limited in subject. Stories of conflict, life, bravery, and community awareness all come together in an every day manner. You feel as though you know these characters. That you have been to places like these and the stories and tales are familiar, haunting and sometimes even painful. Do not mistake this as a piece about brave cancer patients and their experiences.

Although a worthy subject, the authors have offered a more common tapestry. One of experiences with which most will strongly associate and or identify. Messages about things we meet in every day life. And as well the people, some good some not so good. 

     The writing styles are complimentary to each other and as well the work overall. There is flow, continuity, and strong growing interest. The themes and sometimes even characters relate and overlap. The tales and landscapes are believable and moving. An easy read, which draws its conclusion all too quickly, "The Acorn Gathering" has a strong, lasting effect and bright colorful style. A unique piece of art, dedicated to a great cause, and brought together by pure talent. 

     Learn more about "The Acorn Gathering; Writers Uniting Against Cancer" at the specially developed website.

And to learn more about Duane Simolke visit his website.

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