Review of Sally Cronin’s Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words

Just one book added to reviews this time, but it’s a special one.


Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in WordsLife’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words by Sally Cronin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book lives up to its title–indeed, Sally Cronin has woven a rich tapestry of life in words of many kinds. A variety of poetry–in forms unfamiliar in name to me, microfiction and short stories. What’s more, the graphic imagery of the short poems is inspiring to a person like me who has never really found poetry either appealing or easily understood. This time, for a change, the words grabbed me. I found meaningful passages that could be useful as well in prose writing as in poetry. Examples I must return to in settings or other places where showing and not telling is essential.

The microfiction and short stories were equally compelling, all the more so for me who is focused on those forms of writing. So, perhaps I too should consider the combination of ingredients that Sally Cronin published in this book. She is a writer worth reading.

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8 thoughts on “Review of Sally Cronin’s Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words”

  1. A fantastic and succinct review of Sally’s stories. I’ll share it in our literary FB group so Sally sees it. 🙂 P.S. I always hit ‘notify of comments’ but never get any replies? 🙂

  2. John thank you so much for your thoughtful review. So pleased that you enjoyed and will take great delight in sharing it around. Enjoy your week and stay safe. Sally

    1. You are most welcome, Sally. I will definitely make use of this to remind myself that poetry is worth reading–and make it motivational and instructive for my prose.

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