Powers' prose will bring you a great appreciation for one of Earth's most wonderous creations: trees. This book begins as a collection of short stories that gradually weave together into one elaborate tale. Reading The Overstory is like encountering individual trees on a stroll and slowly finding yourself enveloped in a rich forest. A must read for lovers of breath taking writing and breath-making trees.
Kate Baer is one of my favorite poets alive today. Her work is always beautiful and empowering and this collection fits right in. The contrast between Baer’s unsolicited messages and her clipped blackout poetry is stark and masterfully clever. A succinct exercise in perspective taking and carving your truth from the words of others.
A haunting book, not because of it's post-apocalyptic setting, but because it is a masterful story of a father’s enduring love for his son. The heartbeat of McCarthy’s clipped prose will keep your eyes on the page from the first to last letter, and then through several rereads.
An ode to the journey of self. This mystical fable glows with a hope that will nest itself inside of your heart. Turn to this book for comfort whenever you are feeling lost or just in need of a good story.
You will fall in love with Chibi, the titular cat, and the world that she masters. This book will make you yearn for just one more moment with each of the furry little visitors that have checked into your life and shared with you their unique mystery, joy, and soul.
A beautiful fable about a girl, her father, and nature that has the spirituality of a walk in the woods or of a quiet moment with a book in your lap and a hand on a dozing canine companion. This book is precious to me in a way that makes me tear up just thinking about it.
A story of aching wonder, memory, and beauty. This book feels like a spoonful of warm broth on a chilly day. A terrific collision of generations on a simple adventure.
The Woman in the Purple Skirt is an eerie and absurd story of obsession and loneliness. The narrator's simultaneous removal from and heavy involvement in the plot lends to the uncanny intrigue. This book is like a piece of candy with an unexpected sour twinge that is inexplicably delicious.
I devoured this book like a burnt-out trans vampire drinking live blood for the first time. This book is vibrant, lush, and funny. It lives in the rich conundrum of gender and sexuality with unmatched wholeness and compassion. I love this book.