Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

By on June 6, 2017

The New York Times says of this collection, that it “should be on the shelf of any serious fan of the form”. I was already a full-fledged lover of short stories by the time I discovered Grace Paley’s short fiction and I instantly respected her writing style. The author, who passed away in 2007, has a wonderful way of making the seemingly unremarkable, remarkable.

Now Lillie, don’t be surprised. This is called a fact of life. An actor’s soul must be like a diamond. The more faces it got the more shining his name. Honey, you will no doubt love and marry one man and have a couple of kids and be happy forever till you die tired. More than that, a person like us don’t have to know.