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Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

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Border Markers: 03/12/19

Border Markers

Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson is a slim volume about the dark side of life on the Canadian prairie. The book is 101 pages told through 35 separate flash fiction pieces.

Don't let the small number of pages lull you into a sense that this will be a quick read. For me, it wasn't. I read it in twenty page bursts which comes to about nine stories at a go.

Even with going slow, I came to realize the flash fiction wasn't working for me. I'd get invested in a character and then bam, I'd be somewhere else with a new character. Or there would be the same characters but we would be in different person's head.

Two stars

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