The stories in this book are all beautifully written, but some of them are likely to leave readers scratching their heads. That is, undoubtedly, the point. This book is not something to zip through in an evening (and I don't mean to denigrate those quick reads, I like them too), but something to dwell on and contemplate.
Some of the stories are fairly uplifting, but many of them are quite dark. I thought it was a good balance of the light and the dark.