Baume, Sara

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Seven Steeples

Award-winning novelist Baume’s gifts as a visual artist can be seen not only in the poetry of her majestic words but also in her creative use of spacing that enhances this lovely novel that is made for this time in history of pandemic-triggered isolation.

A Line Made by Walking

Though the protagonist's outlook is sad, and the story low on action, this is relieved by the uplifting descriptions of nature, gorgeous writing, and Frankie's youthful rebellious spirit. Comparable to the work of literary writers such as Anne Enright. [See Prepub Alert, 10/3/16.]

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

This haunting debut novel by an award-winning Irish short story writer will appeal to readers who don't mind a little darkness in their dog stories. The detailed and almost poetic descriptions of the natural world as the seasons change add an element of enchantment to this lovely story. [See Prepub Alert, 9/28/15; this title was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015.—Ed.]

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