Voices: The Imagined Diaries of Early 20th Century Americans by Michael Albosta

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 Looking through photographs from America’s early 20th century, I often wonder what the people of those times might have said or written of their lives back then. So, framed against the events of their time, I have written their imaginary diaries in my humble attempt to ask them.

This is a very well written, if short, book. I am surprised at how well the author was able to write as one person, and then another, and then another. He was able to shift characters, times, and situations most masterly. If I had one complaint, it’s that I wish there were more, that’s how good it is.

This book is a definite treasure! The author’s creativity has humanized the people in the photographs. Initially I planned to just read a few of the stories, but once begun I had to read all of them. Each person pictured was brought to life. You could actually feel their emotions and understand at least a part of each life. Reading these stories makes me look at people differently, wondering what their lives might be like.

This author has imagination,sensitivity, and I don’t know…maybe even a little ESP. The photos are compelling,but the imagined monologue that accompanies each picture was even more so. My only complaint would be the book ended to soon. But criticisms? I have none.

Thank you author,for that time spent daydreaming.

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