Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Carys Bray / May 19, 2019

Sweet Home They say there s no place like home It s where the heart isMeet the little boy who believes in miracles Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket Meet th

  • Title: Sweet Home
  • Author: Carys Bray
  • ISBN: 9780099510628
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • They say there s no place like home It s where the heart isMeet the little boy who believes in miracles.Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket.Meet the husband who carves a longed for baby out of ice as a gift for his wife.Meet the widow who is reminded of romance whilst standing at the kitchen sink.In this prize winninThey say there s no place like home It s where the heart isMeet the little boy who believes in miracles.Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket.Meet the husband who carves a longed for baby out of ice as a gift for his wife.Meet the widow who is reminded of romance whilst standing at the kitchen sink.In this prize winning short story collection, Carys Bray weaves together moments of joy, heartache, sadness and unwavering love as told through seventeen very different notions of home.

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    1. 4.5While I enjoyed all of these short stories, I didn't particularly love all of them. My least favorite being "Sweet Home".Two of my favorites were "My Burglar" and "Dancing in the Kitchen", the later one reminding me of my own daughter.As a heads up, these were depressing stories; however, at the same time, showed the truth about what really goes on behind closed doors. "Just in Case" and "The Baby Aisle" were just completely bonkers.


    2. *This book is one I was sent for review from the publisher at my request, but this does not affect my opinions*I ADORED this book. My friend had recommended this to me before, and I had seen it generally on other people's videos and recommendations list, but I never knew what I was missing out on. This is an incredibly emotional, intense and deep look at family dynamics, grief, happiness, loss, personality, disease, mental health and so much more. The stories within this deal with a whole range [...]


    3. This is a wonderful short story collection. It won Salt Publishing's Scott Prize, and it really doesn't disappoint. The stories will haunt you, and trouble you; they'll also tug on your heart strings and make you tear up. One of the stories (The Rescue) made me cry. The theme of family runs through all of the tales; Carys writes about the things people don't talk about, the hidden emotions of family life, the things that go on behind closed doors and inside the minds of children and parents. She [...]



    4. This is probably the closest I've come to giving a short story collection 5 stars. It's definitely a 4.5, and with time I might bump it up. Many of these will continue to resonate with me for a long time to come. Each story was carefully crafted, clearly distinguishable from the others, yet all were tied together by the threads of love, family, belonging, need, and loss. Mainly a collection set in the real world, there were just enough hints of fairytale, allegory and magical realism, to set thi [...]


    5. Sweet Home is a collection of seventeen stories that talk about parenthood, loss, grief and vulnerability of adults. The language is sparse yet punches you with unexpected twists and turns. It is a mix of both realistic tales and well as stories with magical elements in them (eg: The Ice Baby reminds one of Pinocchio and Gepeto and Sweet Home is a modern take on the story of the witch with the gingerbread house.Full review and highlights of different stories on thebooksatchel/sweet-h


    6. In all honesty this felt like a 4 but I'm giving it a 5 because I think I did the old 'put it on a pedestal and then when you finally read it it's not as good as you'd hoped forward slash it's not you it's me' trick. Perhaps I savoured it too long and should've read them in a week rather than a month. Perhaps they will sink in over time. I hope they do. I hope these stories stay with me forever. They are beautiful and eerily mesmerizing leaving you with a sweet chill hovering over your spine. So [...]


    7. I ordered this after hearing Jen Campbell speak about it on her youtube channel. I am so pleased that I did! This is by far the best short story collection I have read all year. I am very excited to read more from Carys Bray and to re-read this collection over and over again in the future. So wonderful.


    8. Impressive collection of stories. There were some that stood out more than others, but over all very enjoyable. The only downside is the voices of the characters are not always age appropriate, but the voice is beautiful so I didn't mind so much. I think this will be an interesting book to read before and after having children.


    9. I adored this collection of 17 short stories.Every now and again, usually when I am thinking about having a go at writing myself, I come across a book which shames me into screwing up every sheet of scribbled plot ideas I have as I stand humbled and in awe of the utter and complete skill of a seriously talented writer, realising I should never attempt to compete and just stick to reading! This book did just that.This collection of short stories is only 180 pages long; each story ranges from very [...]


    10. After reading the splendid A Song for Issy Bradley and being thoroughly impressed with Carys Bray's ability to tackle the emotional landslide of a child's death and how a religious family are able to move forward I was keen to sample more of her work. Sweet Home is a collection of seventeen short stories principally surrounding the idea of home, parenting and family life and I was once again struck by Carys Bray's ability to put words to the myriad of emotions which fill every home and this coll [...]


    11. Originally posted hereI haven't read many short story collections but I really enjoyed Sweet Home. There are seventeen different stories, all linked by themes relating to familial relationships and family life behind closed doors. Some of the stories include magical realism to wonderful effect, such as buying babies in the baby aisle at Tesco or making a living baby out of an ice ball in winter and then struggling to keep the baby alive as the weather starts to warm up. My favourite stories in p [...]


    12. Published by Salt Publishing in October last year, Sweet Home is a collection of short stories by Carys Bray, and was the winner of the Scott Prize.In Sweet Home we find a collection of 17 stories, all of them explore some dark issues in suburbia. Themes of loss, motherhood, regret and hope are woven through this exceptional collection of tales. Carys Bray has the ability to draw the reader in from the first sentence, not letting go until the end. I often find short stories unsatisfactory, almos [...]


    13. One of the best short story collections I've read. The majority of stories were really good. They weren't always easy too read - either too sad or scary - but they were extremely imaginative and smart.Mostly they deal with themes of family and children - in a large variety of ways, from horror or heartbreak to the fantastical. I think people with children would have an easier time relating to the stories, and the feelings they elicit would be even more intensified. I'm not sure whether that's a [...]


    14. 3.5 stars As with virtually every short story collection, there will be stories you love and stories you don't love as much. This collection focuses on domestic life, that of parents, children, and families in general. But they all are twisted in some way, whether they be fantastical or horrific. The cover of this book is a pretty spot-on representation of what these stories are like. My favorites included: "Just in case," "Wooden mum," "The countdown," and "Love: terms and conditions."


    15. I'm not sure if short stories are for me, but I'm determined to find a collection I love. Unfortunately this was not it. While a few of the stories were lovely, most I found to be instantly forgettable. This has not put me off reading Carys Bray's full length novels, though, as I appreciated her skill in writing. I think it's just that I don't 'get' short stories The search continues. 2 stars because it was 'ok'.


    16. Sweet Home is a book of dark, funny short stories.To just mention two stories.a bereaved mother borrows her next door neighbor's baby. An outsider builds a house of at the edge of an English villageI'm not going to share any of the other stories with you because those you must experience yourself.The author delves into the lives of ordinary people and discloses frustrated expectations, loss and disappointment.It is a fantastic read!!This book will go on my re-read shelf!!


    17. Out of all the stories in this book I only enjoyed 4. I was hoping for so much more from this. I knew going in that the stories were tragic and not all happily ever after, home sweet home-ish, but I had hoped more would be this way. I'm glad I read the ones I liked, but I won't be keeping this book.



    18. Bray has a beautiful turn of phrase for most of her descriptions, a wit that adds depth to their emotional core. Emotion in these stories is mostly parental in nature: the love for an unhappy child, the pain of losing so young a life, the anticipation of being a bad father or mother. As such its subjective appeal to me was rather hit or miss. However I did notice that grief struck me more than standard domestic issues. While Bray is certainly skilled in most things she writes, I would hope that [...]


    19. 3.5 ⭐️Everything a parent needs to know ⭐️⭐️⭐️Just in case ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Sweet home ⭐️⭐️⭐️The rescue ⭐️⭐️Wooden mum ⭐️⭐️⭐️Dancing in the kitchen ⭐️⭐️Scaling never ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The baby aisle ⭐️⭐️⭐️My burglar ⭐️⭐️⭐️The countdown ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Bed rest ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Under covers ⭐️⭐️⭐️Love: terms and conditions ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The ice baby ⭐️ [...]


    20. An interesting collection of short stories, all of them are different from warm hearted, funny, sad and grippingly true. My favourites were 'Sweet home' and 'Love: terms and conditions'. 'The ice baby' was too outrageously weird, 'The baby isle'' had a twist of weirdness to it and 'Just in case' is an exception, a horrifying end though. All in all not bad reading.


    21. A selection of moving, insightful and sometimes heartbreaking stories about families, but mostly about children. I'm not a big fan of short stories, but I really enjoyed this book. When it didn't make me want to cry.


    22. A collection of weird and wonderful short stories! I haven't read many short story collections and I did enjoy this one and will be looking out for other books by this author.




    23. A slightly over-generous 3-star, as it was ok, got a bit better as it went on, but felt some of the stories lacked depth or any real punch. Pleasant enough though.



    24. 2.5 Any short story collection has the potential to be hit or miss. I found that I liked a lot of the concepts but the writing style wasn’t always for me.


    25. This was first published by Salt in 2012. It contains stories from MsLexia etc. Most are about 10 pages long, though some are much shorter. There are many troubled parent-offspring relationships, several ill/trauma'd kids and people who like order in their lives. It's common for parents to flashback to their childhood, to compare themselves with their parents. In "Bodies", Dad speaks. "'The world is full of tragedy,' he said, shaking his head sadly, as if the world was nothing to do with us.", p [...]


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