Stella Mare is certainly a small town.
I grew up in a small town. A tiny little city based on the form of government, but you might have called it a village if you went by local dynamics. Yes, everyone knew everyone else, or at least knew something about everyone, not always something flattering. People were in your business no matter what. As a young person, I couldn’t wait to get out of there.
As an adult who has lived a lot of places, I now relish the “small town” aspects of my current home. I enjoy recognizing the clerk at the grocery store, and knowing the name of the librarian and having my regular person make my latte. My current home is vastly larger than the village of my childhood, though. There is the possibility of being somewhat anonymous here.
The danger in small towns is that because people know something about you, they think they know everything about you. That happens in A Talisman of Home. It’s also a feature in Annie’s current project.
I am excited that BookTrib included A Talisman of Home in the February feature on small town stories. The link to the article is below. There are lots of good books there….my reading for the next few weeks, I think! I hope you find some to love.
The link takes you to the article, and each book is linked to their GoodReads page, so you can locate them easily.
Lots more good reading for you!https://booktrib.com/2022/02/23/quaint-cozy-quiet-9-stories-set-in-small-towns/