Italian Folk Magic

Title: Italian Folk Magic Writer: Mary-Grace Fahrun Publishing House: Weiser Books Date of Publication: May 1st 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’A buon intenditore poche parole.’’ (‘’Few words are needed when speaking to a good listener.’’) This review is bound to be one of the most personal I’ve ever had the pleasure to write. You see, my late grandmother was…

Α Woman in the Polar Night

Title: A Woman in the Polar Night Writer: Christiane Ritter Publishing House: University of Alaska Press Date of Publication: July 15th 2010  (first published 1938) Rating: 5 stars ‘’Νο, the Arctic does not yield its secret for the price of a ship’s ticket. You must live through the long night, the storms, and the destruction of human pride. You must have…

Bluets

Title: Bluets Writer: Maggie Nelson Publishing House:  Wave Books Date of Publication: October 1st 2009 Rating: 5 stars ”If a colour could deliver hope, does it follow that it could also bring despair?” Blue, blå, blauw, bleu, blau, κυανό, azzurro, azul, sinij, modra, blár….. a colour that carries powerful imagery, thoughts and memories… Maggie Nelson is a writer I’ve always wanted to know more about…

I Really Didn’t Think This Through

Title: I Really Didn’t Think This Through Writer: Beth Evans Publishing House: William Morrow Paperbacks Date of Publication: May 1st 2018 Rating: 5 stars ‘’Ugh, why do I have feelings? I’m the worst.’’ I won’t bore you with details on how good Evans’ writing is. That’s not the point although I can assure you that the way she talks to…

Aetherial Worlds

Title: Aetherial Worlds: Stories  Writer: Tatyana Tolstaya Publishing House: Knopf Publishing Group Date of Publication: March 20th 2018 Rating: 5 stars “It’s dusk, the heavy drapes drawn back. Outside, through the window, there is a crepuscular Saint Petersburg, early evening on snowy streets; a sleigh pulled by a courser silently whooshes by—who’s rushing, and where? To the theater? To a…