I generally don't pick up a collection of short stories, however decided to read this collection after becoming entirely immersed in 'All the Light we Cannot See'.
Anthony Doerr's style of writing is just so utterly beautiful it's quite transcendental transporting the reader from the coast of Kenya to the Montana winter, from Liberia in West Africa to Oregon, from Tanzania to Ohio. Of the 8 stories, these were my three favourites.
My reason for giving the collection only four stars was that I felt the stories were so complex that I would like to see them turned into novels.
However that being said these short stories will not disappoint, particularly if you enjoyed 'All the Light We Cannot See' as much as I did.