Duck For Cover & Other Tales by Barbara Venkataraman

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we will find our attention spans might not be as long as we would like. THIS IS THE ANSWER – a perfect collection of short stories (yes some are only a couple of pages). All are entertaining and this author is wonderful with a twist! There were a couple of laugh out loud moments and if I ever find a skunk in my yard – it will give me a huge pause!

I have read a lot of this author’s works and her poignant style hits home for me every time. 

For more about this author and all her wonderful books, CLICK HERE.


Fourteen short stories with a twist, Duck for Cover & Other Tales is filled with surprises.

The Yes Man is about a woman who looks after her elderly father with dementia, only to discover he still has life lessons to teach her. Living My Best Life tells the story of an aging rock star who finds his legacy lives on in a way he hadn’t imagined. Thicker Than Blood is about the dilemmas caused by modern technology when a trio of siblings is asked to make the hardest decision of their lives. The Devil’s Workshop is the story of a young man being scared straight from a life of delinquency by a clever probation officer and an ex-con.

Topical, relatable and just plain fun, these and many other stories in this collection deal with friendship, kinship and the complexities of the modern world, and are sure to leave you with a smile.

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