M is for Miraculous Wordsmiths, Mary Karr & Mark Doty
Mary Karr is best known for her memoir The Liar's Club, but Cherry is my favorite of hers. It's a beautiful coming of age. The San Francisco Chronicle says: "Fleeing the thrills and terrors of adolescence, she clashes against authority in all its forms, and hooks up with an unforgettable band of heads and bona-fide geniuses. Parts of Cherry will leave you gasping with laughter." I recommend anyone that is writing YA read this. It brings back the wildness of those scary, exhilarating years in neon color.
Doty's work is an extended meditation on a Dutch still life painting of oysters and lemons. Yet it's also much more!
Mark Doty paints with words. He wanders into a meditation on memory, the emotionally loaded symbol, and the irony of a "still" life. A snippet of Doty's words: "We enter the cool, gray suite of rooms, a space that seems to me, in memory, hallucinatory...Beautiful chambers, skylit, room after room of these somber poems of materiality... here are Beert's resplendent living oysters, ashimmer on their silvery shells, their pewter plate... the translucent asparagus spears of Adriaen Coorte, strudy good-natured vegetables that verge on mystery."
What book leaves you breathless, or talks about much more than just the story itself?
“Truly amazing modern remake of Dorian Gray!” -Bookworm Babblings “Devilish and enchanting” -5-star reader review “Loved it. I’ll remember this book for a while.” - Kayl’s Krazy Obsessions
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The first two books in Kitsy Clare’s new adult Art of Love romance series are together in this boxed set paperback! Readers come along on Sienna Karr’s exhilarating ride as she juggles friends, relationships and a fledgling art career in New York City.
I write bestselling fantasy & contemporary novels as Catherine Stine and romance as Kitsy Clare.
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I hang out in NYC, Philly and in the Catskills. I've been known to paint a picture or two. Obsessed with witch tales, bad TV and travel to offbeat places.