Rattling Bones by Thea Atkinson is a collection of short stories. They focus on the ways that our love for the people surrounding us, along with our dreams and wishes, can change the way we that view life, or even death.
Feelings are heavily focused on in these stories. We catch a glimpse of the helplessness an older gentleman feels watching his wife fall to what could be her death as he is unable to call for assistance quickly. Experience the horror that a young man feels when he realizes that the speech translator he created and uses with his disabled mother has been seriously misinterpreting her words. We see the way a woman who can’t have children tries to fool even herself by claiming pregnancy.
If you like sad stories that leave you somewhat uncomfortable, this book has several of those. This collection of stories may not be cheery, but it is full of tales that reflect how our simplest actions are truly driven by our deepest love.