What transpires is part fairy tale, part love story….a magical tale where things are not always as they appear to be, and the line between human and animal forms are fluid and metamorphic. - “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be, hereafter.
Decades later a letter from her childhood best friend, Katie, pulls Lucie back to the islands, where a colony has risen from the rubble.
Katie’s letter piques both Lucie’s heart and her journalist’s instincts.
What she finds is terrifying and beautiful, surreal and disturbing, yet undeniably real.
The story unfolds in two time-lines—Lucie on the island visiting the colony, and Lucie living in the woods with her park ranger boyfriend—and slowly reveals the truth about Marrow Island.
Smith’s second novel is haunting, suspenseful, and acts as an elegy for the planet and friendship.
- When Pavla is born a dwarf, she is initially despised by her elderly mother.But this beautiful child ultimately wins the hearts of her parents, who eventually take her to a quack doctor in their misguided attempts to “fix” their beloved daughter.Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the North to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece that is unforgettable. - (Based on loveandlemons.com) Mystified by kohlrabi? The recipes are full of flavor and texture, and can easily be converted into vegan, pesceterian, gluten-free, or carnivorous meals. Love & Lemons makes seasonal, plant-based cooking easy with a collection of delicious, vegetarian recipes organized by vegetable.Donofrio includes great tips for stocking a pantry that facilitates healthy, satisfying, delicious everyday cooking.I love the eggplant, mushroom, and millet meatballs (pg. The butternut squash risotto makes an incredible arancini the following day (pg. Black beans show off the flavors of squash in enchiladas (pg. - “I forgive them for trying to kill me.” Lucie was just a child when an earthquake shattered her idyllic world on a remote island.