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The Blue River Hotel


Stephan Henighan

This is a short story about a man struggling to figure out what he wants from life, and what happens when meeting a young woman in his field upends his routines. I was skeptical when I read the summary, because so often this sort of premise is little more than an excuse for a middle aged male writer to fantasize about having a young woman fall in love with him. But this book avoids that trap, and is a multi-layered story looking at what we control in life and what we don't.

Favorite Thing: 
The descriptions of Guatemala
The Blue River Hotel book cover: a wooden door in a wall painted light blue
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Received free copy