Hats Off! to Ken Wetherington whose collection Santa Abella and Other Stories has been awarded the B.R.A.G Medallion from the Book Readers Appreciation Group. The stories tend to be introspective. Some have traditional endings, while others end with possibility rather than closure. A few highlights: a man searches for meaning in a remote Latin American village; a young girl spends a weekend with her movie star idol; college friends in 1970 agonize over the approaching military draft; two pals seek an unusual adventure in Las Vegas; a young couple’s household is upset by the unexpected appearance of an old college friend; a struggling guitar player finds himself in a relationship with a famous writer; a vulnerable widow is targeted by a mysterious cult.