Out with Flux Books in the Fall of 2017, Eric Smith’s anthology WELCOME HOME, is a collection that explores the emotional complexities of adoption, featuring new, multi-genre short stories from an array of authors.
I love the idea behind this anthology, which is what first drew me to requesting this book from Netgalley. It’s filled with short stories from a variety of genres, that all speak about one topic: adoption. But while I loved the concept behind this book, a lot of the stories fell short for me. I felt some didn’t come to the point and were confusing, while a good portion fell flat. There were a few stand out stories in there, which rescued this anthology.
There’s over 30 stories, all very diverse, in this collection, so you are sure to hit on a few favorites!
A few that stood out:
Strong Enough by Karen Atkins:
Webbed by Julie Esbaugh
Life: Starring Tallulah Grey by Lauren Gibaldi
Upon the Horizon’s Verge by Sangu Mandanna
My Rating: 3/5 stars
*Trigger warnings: kidnapping, drug abuse, racism