I thoroughly enjoyed each of the short stories in this collection. The writing was excellent, and the author's descriptions of various settings and characters all but painted pictures for this reader's mind's-eye. I wasn't at all surprised to learn that a few of the stories had been adapted for television. I usually read fiction, historical novels, biographies and other interesting non-fiction books, so these well-written short stories were a change of pace for me. I plan to look for other stories and books by this author, and I would highly recommend this collection to others who may be considering it!