As short stories, they were definitely interesting.
The first story is about a man who ends up in a Nazi concentration camp after serving in the English military.
Another story is about a child who is put in the poor house because his parents can't afford to feed all of the children anymore.
In the 4th story of the book, we read about a couple of hippie musicians in 1971.
All of the stories are really well written and draw you in while you are reading them. The problem that I found is that they aren't memorable. When I sat down to write this post, I couldn't remember any of the stories. I went back to the book and read a dozen pages or so to try and jog my memory about the stories - and I was only able to remember 3 of them. It is for this reason that I am giving it a lower score.
Rating: 6 / 10
Publisher: Henry Holt
Edition: 1st Edition