It's bad form for a reviewer to suggest that readers go out and buy
a book. The reviewer is charged with examining a book's content ---
its soul, if you will --- without consideration for the commercial
transaction that might actually put that book in someone's hands.
However, TELLING TALES, a remarkable collection of short stories,
demands a recommendation about purchase. After all, this is more
than a book; it's a fundraiser.
TELLING TALES collects 21 stories by writers from around the world,
including five Nobel Prize winners (Gunter Grass, Jose Saramago,
Kenzaburo Oe, Gordimer and Gabriel Garcia Marquez); two Nationa