Shortlisted - Best Short Story Collection
2019 Saboteur Awards
As we climb the wooden hill to bed each night we trace our life's journey from birth, then each step toward death, the final sleep. This collection of short stories, by Jamie Guiney, explores what it is to be human at every stage of life, from the imminence of a new birth in `We Knew You Before You Were Born', through to adolescence and the camaraderie of youthful friendships as portrayed in `Sam Watson & The Penny World Cup'. Ultimately, all of our lives stride towards old age and the certainty of death, as poignantly evoked in the title story, `The Wooden Hill'.
Praise for The Wooden Hill:
Rachel Read It, Book Blogger (Rachel Bridgeman)
What Cathy Read Next, Book Blogger (Cathy Johnston)
Literary Flits, Book Blogger (Stephanie Jane)
Bunny's Pause, Book Blogger (Emma McKay)