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12 March 2010

Book Review: Keeper of Secrets...Translations of an Incident

Title: Keeper of Secrets...Translations of an Incident
Author: Anjuelle Floyd
Publisher: Three Muses Press
Publication Date: June 15, 2007
Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN: 978-0976926184
Genre: Literary Fiction


About the Novel

One truth begets another as a tale of passionate confrontation in a restaurant travels from eyewitnesses to others present. Each protagonist views the attack through an emotion-stained lens, the story taking on a life of its own as filtered through different individuals’ pasts, present and futures.

Ultimately every character unweaves and re-braids their hidden truths and exposes the chain of inner mysteries that binds them.

My Review:

The Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident is a brilliantly crafted series of eight short stories, when combined create a marvelous twist. Each story is interconnected with the others through the witnessing of an act of violence in a restaurant. Through the eight sections of the novel, the reader learns about the lives of the eyewitnesses and the impact this one incident has on these lives and how they are forever altered. Anjuelle Floyd cleverly weaves together a delightfully complex storyline in a seamless manner, much as a master craftsman would weave a basket. The Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident tells how one isolated incident can not only be viewed differently but how the aftermath of witnessing such and act can alter the lives of those who were present. My only complaint: Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident ended too soon. I wanted to continue reading this wonderful masterpiece and look forward to the future works of Anjuelle Floyd. The Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident would make a brilliant choice for a book discussion group

About the Author:

Anjuelle Floyd is a wife of twenty-seven years, mother of three, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in mother-daughter relations and dream work. More information may be found on her website.

I received a complimentary copy of Keeper of Secrets by Anjuelle Floyd from the author. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



brizmus said...

This sounds wonderful. I tyend to have trouble with short stories, but maybe the fact that they are intertwined will help me out here.

Carin said...

I agree with brizmus. I hate short stories, but not when they combine to make a novel (like Olive Kitteridge).
Wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog today:

fredamans said...

I just received this book this past week. Glad it was decent! Great review!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great review, Jennifer! I'm glad you liked it, too.

I still have one more guest blog post from Anjuelle, which should be up on Monday or Tuesday.

Her articles can be found here: