A deeply talented and immenently readable writer, Bonnie Jo Campbell continues her tradition of creating female characters who take up residence inside you, grow roots and refuse to be yanked out with her latest book, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters. The stories in this collection may be primarily located in rural places with people living in poverty but the core combination of steel and vulnerability of each character is so clear, they could be women anywhere in America. Campbell writes with a frankness that cuts deep, talks about every ugly aspect of a woman's life but her gift is you never feel burdened, you can take the abuse and get on with it and continue seeking what joy can be found. With each of her books, she explores the questions of how do we, as women, define ourselves in this world? Mothers, Tell Your Daughters is a brilliant answer.
A breathtaking poetic elegy to poet Craig Arnold, who disappeared while hiking a volcano in Japan, Lindenberg takes the reader on the fragmented and haunting journey of woman who has suddenly lost the love of her life and must learn to make sense of the world once more.
A master storyteller, Harjo raises the oral tradition of her people to high poetic heights with this powerful collection that takes you from the desert mountains of New Mexico to the stark landscape of Oklahoma. She gives us a world populated by tricksters, gods and the everyday people who are always “in the epic search for grace.”