Our currently featured books, “The Ringer,” by Jenny Shank, “Raking the Dust,” by John Biscello and “What the Mouth Was Made For,” by Katherine Riegel, can be found by scrolling down below this post, or by clicking the author’s name on our Authors page.
UPCOMING ON SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD, MARCH 5-11
“MADE IN DETROIT,” BY MARGE PIERCY
Without question, Marge Piercy is among the most prolific authors we have featured on this site (snowflakesarise.wordpress.com), having published 19 poetry collections and 17 novels, a body of work that has led her to more than 500 readings around the U.S. and beyond.
Of “Made in Detroit,” she writes: “The poems in Made in Detroit range from descriptions of the Detroit of my childhood to my current life on Cape Cod. They reflect my deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and relationships, my Jewish heritage, and the ironies of today’s politics.
“The poems are written in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, my peer group of poets, the suicide of dolphins and other nature commentaries, and my beloved cats. I write about my unique celebration of Jewish holidays, my marriage, and the small pleasures of daily life.”
“THE HAWKMAN: A FAIRY TALE OF THE GREAT WAR,” BY JANE ROSENBERG LaFORGE.
A great war, a great love, and the mythology that unites them. The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War is a lyrical adaptation of a beloved classic.
Set against the shattering events of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at the tale’s heart are an American schoolteacher — dynamic and imaginative — –and an Irish musician — homeless and hated — who have survived bloodshed, poverty, and sickness to be thrown together in an English village. Together they quietly hide from the world.
Too soon, reality shatters their serenity, and they must face the parochial community. Unbeknownst to all, a legend is in the making — one that will speak of courage and resilience admits the forces that brought the couple together even as the outside world threatens to tear them apart.
The Hawkman is based on the Grimms’ fairy tale “The Bearskin.” https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm101.html.
FIRST TUESDAY REPLAY
This week, we will re-visit “Metallic Dreams,” by Mark Rice, “The Beauty Shop,” by Suzy Henderson, “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” by Amy LcLean, “Courage, Endurance, Sacrifice,” by Charlotte Harris Rees, “Wake Me Up,” by Justin Bog and “Twin Oaks,” by Melissa Palmer.