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  • SubGenre:Friendship
  • Language:English
  • Pages:312
  • eBook ISBN:9781667882338


Confessions of a Café Crawler

by James A. Baumgard

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Snapshots is a compilation of short stories divided into sections: "Family, Friends, and Other Strangers," "Applause for Four Paws," "Me, Myself, and I." The section titled "The Corona Crier" contains twelve articles written for a fictitious local newspaper whose banner reads, "Fake News You Can Trust." Included is a tribute to some women in the author's life, and a section on poetry.
"Family, Friends, and Other Strangers" commemorates those Baumgard has lost. "Applause for Four Paws" is dedicated to those whose affinity for their pets, and theirs for us, is unquestioned. "Me, Myself, and I" may seem overly self-indulgent, but when can a writer be self-indulgent, if not while 'confessing'? Set adrift after his wife died, Baumgard met a few women who, unaware, helped to fill the void. They were not lovers. Rather, they made him feel he signified. Their stories are a way of showing his gratitude. The section on poetry covers a wide range of topics and styles among them haiku and limericks.
About the author
James A. Baumgard is a Chicago native and long-time San Francisco resident who now lives and writes in Corona, CA.