As an avid Cecelia Ahern fan, I had to pick up this collection of her short stories! Her last collection left me a little discombobulated, as they were a little spookier than her novels.
This collection is really fabulous. Each story focuses on an unnamed female finding her strength, whether she’s an immigrant or a mother or a sister. It’s about solidarity and progress and standing up against the status quo when it just isn’t right. They are deep and insightful, and my theory is that the protagonist of each story is unnamed because we could all be that woman, or she could be our friend or sister.
While there is certainly some magical realism present like in many of her novels, it is sprinkled throughout without being the primary focus. The primary focus is always the woman, and how she finds her roar.