Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

This has been on my radar since I found and fell in love with Lanny, Porter's second book. And man, this one has undone me. It's unlike anything else I've read, a verse narrative exploring the aftermath of loss, and the route grief takes when your bereavement counsellor is a large, rude, trickster crow. It … Continue reading Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

Susan Hill’s In the Springtime of the Year (1974) #Review

This is a story of bereavement and its painful aftermath. Ruth, a young wife living in a rural English community, loses her husband suddenly. Based on Hill's own experience of grieving for a man she loved in her youth, this is a raw and moving examination of the physical and emotional effects of loss. Ruth's … Continue reading Susan Hill’s In the Springtime of the Year (1974) #Review