This book of 13 short stories is written by Jincy Willett. Jenny and the Jaws of Life is populated by quirky people, many who lead a poignant life. Each story describes individuals who are faced with a personal crisis and how they manage to cope. Melinda Falling is the story of well to do lawyer Edwin Foote who becomes infatuated with and marries Melinda an awkward accident prone secretary. My Father, at the Wheel recounts the special bond created by a father and daughter during roadtrips in the family automobile. The Best of Betty is about a newspaper advice columnist who slowly becomes deranged while dispensing advice.
May 20, 2010