FACES BEHIND THE STONES-FRAN LEWIS
Faces Behind the stones is a collection of short stories about people who are buried in a desolate graveyard that matches the desolation of their former lives. All the stories are of people who have either been murdered or have found another way out from under. The reader can’t help but feel sympathy for these poor souls as they were unfairly treated in life and felt desperation. These are not light stories but Ms. Lewis writes them with compassion and urges the readers to listen to the stories and judge for themselves. I found myself a little bit teary after reading the book but felt the compassion for the characters. I like the epilogues after each story which gives a bit of background and factual information about suicide prevention as an example. I give this book 5 grave stones for poignancy.