Ordinary Souls
Ordinary Souls by J.S. Bailey
J.S. Bailey
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ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover: 978-1-946006-22-6
Softcover:  978-1-946006-05-9
LCCN: 2016954054

Page Count: 296
Release Date: 10/8/2016
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"…imaginative, expert and deeply chilling."
—Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Progeny​
"…a chilling set of stories meant to frighten you a bit, but it's also a compelling sampling of insights into the human condition and a fully satisfying read from beginning to end."
— G.S. Jensen, author of Starshine​
"J.S. Bailey gives us a glimpse inside different parts of her mind, delivering a stirring, multi-genre collection that ranges from clever and humorous to ominous and thought-provoking."
—E.J. Fisch, author of Dakiti
"At times moving, amusing, terrifying, and disturbing, Ordinary Souls is a powerful collection of stories that not only entertain, but illuminate the often contradictory nature of what it means to be human. Read it."
— Matthew Howe, author of Waypoint
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Sixteen ordinary souls. Sixteen not-so-ordinary tales.

Ordinary Souls is an anthology about ordinary people. This new collection from J. S. Bailey features an archaeologist in the future who meets a resurrected woman from long ago, a spaceship crew stranded on a distant world, a wealthy divorcee whose love of antiques turns her life into a living nightmare, and much more.

Featuring nine new stories and seven previously-published stories including “Vapors” and “Weary Traveler,” which appear in print for the first time.

Story lineup:
The Mirror / The Ghosts of Memory / Agoraphobia / Imaginary Friend / Journal Entry from the End of the Universe /And Lead Us Not / White Lightning / There We Will Be, Diamonds In The Sky / The Author, the Lonely Walker, and the Class / Vapors / Maria / The Outing / Weary Traveler / Rocehelle’s Pizza Run / Solitude
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"I judge [short story collections] on if I enjoyed reading them and if they make me want to read more by the author, This collection was a yes on both counts. Each of the stories left me wanting them to be longer, I was invested in the characters/situations and I think that makes them good short stories. I would definitely read more by this author."
— Maudaevee Ross, NetGalley Reviewer
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful book."
— Stacey Bradley, NetGalley Reviewer
"A wide variety of short stories that hold you enthralled from start to finish."
— Paige Forrester, NetGalley Reviewer
"…a wide variety of short stories with a bit of creepiness, a dash of horror, a dose of supernatural and a smattering of heart… J.S.Baily doesn't rely on vampires, zombies or serial killers running around with nail guns, chainsaws and ice picks to creep us out. Perhaps the real monsters are in our own heads...or they're in our own species, and that's the scariest thing of all."
— Mary Gordon, Goodreads Reviewer
"Now that's a book of short stories! I loved this book- you never knew what to expect. "
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