Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
The influence of early books is profound. So much of the future lies on the shelves…
-Graham Greene. A Sort of Life.
On my last trip to Europe, one of my first stops was Budapest, Hungary. A dear friend there told me about The Paul Street Boys, and said that since I had a bit of time in town, I should read it before I left. Of course, rather than read, we talked, we went out, I wandered–and I never got around to reading his copy before departing. Intending to take his suggestion, I wrote the title and author in my notebook.
Three weeks later, I visited a friend who owns a hostel in Croatia. Guess which was the only English language novel on the hostel bookshelf? The Paul Street Boys. I’m nearly too excited to read it!