Jerusha Abott is a humorous character who views the world with a tinge of humour. She's impulsive at times, but straightens herself when she's reminded of her manners that she learnt in the orphanage. Filled with nuggets of wisdom and humour 'Daddy Long Legs' is a delightful read.
'The Anchored Boat' is a metaphor for life and in the case of this collection, the word 'anchor' refers to nature. There is always something to learn from nature and its inhabitants. That was my key takeaway from this poetry collection.
'Only the good die young' shows the dark side of the advertising industry amidst the glitz and glamour surrounding it. The story is narrated by the characters, each having their own side of truth.
A Jar of Pebbles' is an anthology which celebrates the spirit of ordinary in extraordinary ways. Pebbles represent the anecdotes and the jar personifies life itself. It was interesting to view life from the perspective of 80s especially during times like these.