NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Summer 2017: Best Book in the Short Story category
Readers' Favorite 2017 Book Competition Winner: Silver Medal, FICTION-ANTHOLOGY
Pacific Book Review: Award for Excellent Merit - 2017
The Road Less Taken (Book 1) is a Collection of Unusual Short Stories . . . Theodore Jerome Cohen's first serious attempt to write a short story for publication was in 1962 while he was working in Antarctica. The story he penned--about a man killed by a pod of orcas--was lost during his return to the United States. It wasn't until 2009, when he resurrected the tale and incorporated it in his post-modern novel, Frozen in Time: Murder at the Bottom of the World, that the horror of the episode, which was based on a real encounter by three Chilean Army enlisted men with a pod of orcas, appeared in print. Time did not dim the horror of what happened at sea that day!Now, this story and others--unusual stories about Ted's life as a violinist, about a woman who seeks the help of a fortune teller to divine the future of her daughter, and about a university professor obsessed with the making of coffee--are vividly brought to life in the eleven short stories found in this book.