I think this is a wonderful book—tightly wrought, full of gorgeous imagery, beautifully paced, multifaceted, and suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I feel as though I get to enjoy autumn in Michigan, thanks to your beautiful book. Thanks for the free airfare.
I recently read a wonderful piece in the Guardian by the writer Kristina Olsson about her cross-country walk from one side of England to the other after finishing a novel manuscript. Designed to be a pleasurable reward for five years of hard work, the walk instead produced so many similar thoughts and feelings to Olsson’s experience writing her novel, that she came to realize that both journeys called forth strengths and challenges within her and were each in their own way, r