The Kiss: Love Stories from North America
Retold by Jennifer Bassett
Word count 12,732
Love stories with a difference… There’s a kiss by a fireside that was a mistake, there’s a man-hating aunt by the seaside, and a gunman in Texas wanting a fight. There’s a white heron flying over a forest, and a messenger running between two benches in a park. And of course, there’s a girl who meets a boy…
These love stories are by US writers Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Sarah Orne Jewett, O. Henry, and Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (author of the famous Anne of Green Gables).