A couple weeks ago, we made a blog post of what we’re reading. Thought it would be fun to update.
Darrell Parry, the poet behind Twists: Gathered Ephemera, recently finished Find Me in The Iris, by E. Lynn Alexander, a book also perused by myself and Nancy Scott, our poetry editor. The book explores some lovely imagery and feminine themes while also dipping into some darkness and loss.
Darrell has since moved on to When Wolves Become Birds, a volume of poetry by Alise Versella and Something Dead in Everything a collection of flash by Lannie Stabile.
My most recent novel from NetGalley was Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion, which I loved the Bildungsroman, coming-of-age quality of the story and adored the Pakistani immigrant characters. Visiting New York City through the main character’s eyes brought me much joy. The pacing was slow in parts, but the story lingers sometimes sadly and sometimes deliciously. My reviews are on Goodreads and promoted on Twitter.
I also purchased three books by young Cerebral Palsy advocate Tylia Flores. I read the first one, Handi-Capable: Stomping on the Barriers that Comes My Way. [sic] Of the three volumes I bought, only one is on Goodreads, Handi-Capable II: How Do You Get a Man with Wheels? I’ll be writing about these books more in their own post.
Meanwhile, Eva Parry is reading… of all things… Not the Quiet French Kid.
Our Art Director Gayle Hendricks has delved into some non-fiction with Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of the Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.