If you think you know Bainbridge Island, try reading a newly published collection of short stories by writers taking an imaginative look at the island they call home.
Mark Twain famously said that “truth is stranger than fiction.” If that’s so, then I hesitate to guess at what truths are stranger than these stories about buried bodies, climate cataclysm, and marital abuse.
But the collection of 11 stories by seven Bainbridge authors also looks at gardening, friendship and what happens when two goddesses, Lilith and Pandora in this case, share a bottle of wine at a tasting room on Winslow Way.
One of the delights of reading a book about a place you know is seeing it through a different lens and perhaps discovering you didn’t know it as well as you thought you did. As the authors of “Short Stories of Bainbridge Island” note on the back cover: “any resemblance to actual Bainbridge Islanders is purely coincidental – and yet, likely inevitable.”
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