This is a quirky indie love story about this guy and girl in their 20’s living in Chicago having dropped out of art school working boring cubicle jobs and deciding to start their own bizarre art movement. It’s an enjoyable, quick read. It can be taken very lightly or seriously as a play on the idea that none of us really know what we want to do with our lives. I will look for Joe Meno books in the future.
I laughed and cried…not a big surprise from Janisse Ray. Yes if you’ve read some of her other books there are repeats in stories and information, but who cares. As a direct descendant of south Georgia folk, I just can’t help but to appreciate her stories and perspective. One quote I particularly enjoyed (but is actually taken from another book – Dakota by Kathleen Norris) “When we gossip we are also praying, not only for them but for ourselves.” A good read for anyone committed to the environment or related in any way to south Georgia.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would encourage everyone to read it. Our movement as a people away from locally and naturally grown food is frightening and I am just as guilty as anyone. We may not all be able to live on a farm that is entirely self-sustaining, but we can make thoughtful choices that help facilitate a movement back to realistic growing methods.
Janisse Ray is a writer I have always admired who hails from the same area as my family in south Georgia. Although my parents ventured away from the rural life as she did, I have always felt a connection back to rural life. Even though I’m set in place here in the city, I am not necessarily set in my ways and do plan to make some changes…and plant some seeds.
Another page turner from Lynne Bryant. This is actually her first novel and while it is very good I must admit I related more to the second one (Alligator Lake). This is one of those novels that tells the stories we need, but don’t want to hear; expect tears and anger.