"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Folded Earth

I just finished reading a beautifully written book, The Folded Earth, by Anuradha Roy:

The story is set in modern times and takes place in an rural mountain town. The gorgeous prose, the intertwining characters, and the poignant analogies all make this book a keeper, for sure. Some of my favorite themes throughout this novel were:
  • Sea people and hill people: feeling a constant yearning for a certain type of landscape
  • The way weather mirrors the characters' emotive state
  • Family: defining your own or rejecting your biological
  • The presence of nature and nature-inspired analogies that support and foreshadow plot lines
  • Modern and primitive practices coexisting in a single environment
It's such an amazing book, have you read it?

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