Coffee and Peach Cake – A Collection of Short Stories
A Missouri-born family journeys west to start a new life. A murderous jewel thief meets justice in Hawaii. A young couple takes a tragic hike on the arches of Utah. A West Virginia coal miner discovers a personal talent that brings him sudden fame. Henry VIII becomes bored with his sixth wife and makes plans to be rid of her. Henry II imprisons his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, trapping her inside a cold castle in Wales for sixteen years.
This lively collection of short stories journeys across the world and through history to share diverse accounts of the human experience. Whether it’s married life in your seventies or losing touch with old friends, this collection depicts the quiet hardships faced in everyday life and the courage required to keep enduring them. Readers will empathize with and cheer for this colorful array of characters as they tread through tragedies and struggle for success.
With a humorous and unique voice, Karin Harrison shares her personal insight on life in a way that will move and inspire its audience. She was inspired by the people and places that have woven together her own life, and the resulting compilation of narratives is relatable, charming, and timeless.
Karin Harrison was born in Germany but has lived in the United States for over fifty years. Leaving her successful career in the optical field to go back to college, she focused on becoming a writer, and her short stories have since been published in books of anthology, literary journals, and on line. She has authored five novels, Hermann’s Ruhe, The Wrath of the North Star, The Tainted lens, Coffee and Peach Cake – A collection of short stories, and, The Secret Picture.
Harrison lives in Bel Air, Maryland with her husband.