Award-winning local writer Rosaleen Bertolino joins Books Inc. in celebration of her captivating collection, The Paper Demon and Other Stories.
Fiction. California Interest. Reality, meet the fierce imagination of Rosaleen Bertolino, who presents the kind of people most of us overlook, take for granted, fear, shoo away, or pity, and makes us see how it feels from their perspective. These stories are so carefully written, you will want to read slowly so as not to miss a word. The insights are interior, the mystery of relationships, family dynamics, death, love, and meanness conscientiously displayed, and timed to keep you on the alert for the next tough surprise.--Marianne Rogoff
What an enchanting collection! Fresh, funny, and beautifully written, these 12 inventive stories about runaways, witches, violent children and shape-changing cats absolutely delighted me. I could not stop smiling as I read, and I often had to pause and re-read for the sheer pleasure of Bertolino's story-telling. A book to treasure.--Molly Giles
Quirky, imaginative...otherworldly events that spark real world epiphanies.--Joe Ponepinto