Book review

The Snow Goose

by Paul Gallico


A moving short story about an ugly old man, a young girl, a snow goose, and the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Forces from Dunkirk in 1939. How does that even fit together in a novel, let alone in a short story?? Well, read it, and you’ll see. It’s a brilliant example of the power of the short story, masterfully painted, emotionally moving without being sentimental.