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About the author


Nadia Grosser Nagarajan was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Israel and the United Sates where she received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Nadia has lectured on Jewish culture as well as 19th century European literature. She has published two books: "Jewish Tales from Eastern Europe" (Jason Aronson, 1999) and "Pomegranate Seeds – Latin American Jewish Tales" (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). "Pomegranate Seeds" was honored in 2005 as a runner-up in the 'The National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Culture.' Nadia lives with her husband, and they have two sons and two grandkids.
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Pebbles in a Stream
by Nadia Grosser Nagarajan

Overview


Love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. These stories deal with personalities, some powerful and some frail, in collision. From tragedy to comedy, "Pebbles in a Stream" examines a broad spectrum of different kinds of love and exposes us to unique themes in each story.
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Description


People are interested in love stories since love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe, and in many ways fires up other feelings. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. The stories deal with personalities, some strong and some weak, the way that humans are created and brought up. Many tales can be considered unusual, dealing with exceptional topics and characters. The author has envisioned and experienced many of the situations described, and has told them the way that they happened, saving their true message without trying to introduce controversial characters or situations that would not benefit the narrative. And finally, it has to be mentioned that some of the stories were created, so to speak, while the author was either falling asleep or even in her dreams. "Elena" is one of those stories, although it is a tragic story as well, and love is not victorious. Yet love fights to win but in the end is defeated, which can happen at times when love has a formidable adversary against which it cannot compete. A different love is described in the story "Two Hats" in which there is a self-centered man who only has his own appearance in mind. And then there is the standard love of a couple of birds that behave just as a human couple would. Even the cat is a lover of her mat as long as the mat serves it well and discards it when the mat becomes useless. And so, there are different kinds of love that can be found and noticed. The book also contains other topics and surprises, dealing with folktales, fantasy, humor, pain, and medical themes, to name just a few. The reader may enjoy these stories and remember them, hopefully even after some time has passed.
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Overview


Love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. These stories deal with personalities, some powerful and some frail, in collision. From tragedy to comedy, "Pebbles in a Stream" examines a broad spectrum of different kinds of love and exposes us to unique themes in each story.

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Description


People are interested in love stories since love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe, and in many ways fires up other feelings. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. The stories deal with personalities, some strong and some weak, the way that humans are created and brought up. Many tales can be considered unusual, dealing with exceptional topics and characters. The author has envisioned and experienced many of the situations described, and has told them the way that they happened, saving their true message without trying to introduce controversial characters or situations that would not benefit the narrative. And finally, it has to be mentioned that some of the stories were created, so to speak, while the author was either falling asleep or even in her dreams. "Elena" is one of those stories, although it is a tragic story as well, and love is not victorious. Yet love fights to win but in the end is defeated, which can happen at times when love has a formidable adversary against which it cannot compete. A different love is described in the story "Two Hats" in which there is a self-centered man who only has his own appearance in mind. And then there is the standard love of a couple of birds that behave just as a human couple would. Even the cat is a lover of her mat as long as the mat serves it well and discards it when the mat becomes useless. And so, there are different kinds of love that can be found and noticed. The book also contains other topics and surprises, dealing with folktales, fantasy, humor, pain, and medical themes, to name just a few. The reader may enjoy these stories and remember them, hopefully even after some time has passed.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Short Stories (single author)

Language:English

Pages:162

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098343040

Paperback ISBN:9781098343033


Overview


Love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. These stories deal with personalities, some powerful and some frail, in collision. From tragedy to comedy, "Pebbles in a Stream" examines a broad spectrum of different kinds of love and exposes us to unique themes in each story.

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Description


People are interested in love stories since love is an emotion that encompasses the world, even the universe, and in many ways fires up other feelings. Love can challenge and overcome other sentiments, but it isn't always victorious. The stories deal with personalities, some strong and some weak, the way that humans are created and brought up. Many tales can be considered unusual, dealing with exceptional topics and characters. The author has envisioned and experienced many of the situations described, and has told them the way that they happened, saving their true message without trying to introduce controversial characters or situations that would not benefit the narrative. And finally, it has to be mentioned that some of the stories were created, so to speak, while the author was either falling asleep or even in her dreams. "Elena" is one of those stories, although it is a tragic story as well, and love is not victorious. Yet love fights to win but in the end is defeated, which can happen at times when love has a formidable adversary against which it cannot compete. A different love is described in the story "Two Hats" in which there is a self-centered man who only has his own appearance in mind. And then there is the standard love of a couple of birds that behave just as a human couple would. Even the cat is a lover of her mat as long as the mat serves it well and discards it when the mat becomes useless. And so, there are different kinds of love that can be found and noticed. The book also contains other topics and surprises, dealing with folktales, fantasy, humor, pain, and medical themes, to name just a few. The reader may enjoy these stories and remember them, hopefully even after some time has passed.

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About the author


Nadia Grosser Nagarajan was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Israel and the United Sates where she received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Nadia has lectured on Jewish culture as well as 19th century European literature. She has published two books: "Jewish Tales from Eastern Europe" (Jason Aronson, 1999) and "Pomegranate Seeds – Latin American Jewish Tales" (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). "Pomegranate Seeds" was honored in 2005 as a runner-up in the 'The National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Culture.' Nadia lives with her husband, and they have two sons and two grandkids.

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