Elizabeth Cran's bookreview of Riptides: New Island Fiction (Acorn Press) missed the mark (Nov. 24, 2012). This collection of short stories illustrates that Island authors are looking beyond the borders of P.E.I. Some stories are set in Australia, Poland and the former Soviet Union. They deal with everything from the complexities of human relationships to residual effects of nuclear disaster. Tom O'Grady successfully captures the spirit of time and place of1970s Charlottetown in ‘Suffering Fools’. His story revolves around teenagers and their quest for manhood. O'Grady got it right, becausethat's the way it was. This anthology of P.E.I. fiction has something for everyone. You'll find love and laughter, tears and whimsy between Riptides' covers. Complex characters woven into well-crafted, multi-layered stories provide an exceptional reading experience. Everyone associated with this fine work is to be congratulated and they deserve our support. Well done, Riptides!