Shirleynature, a Reading Woman!
I like beautiful writing of irrepressible women in historical fiction. I also enjoy a lot of lyrical writing, historical fiction, mysteries, nature, local art & authors, comedy, magical realism, and community involvement.
"This is one of my 10 most favorite books, and one I'd like to be lost on a tropical isle with! I'm reading it for maybe the 5th time and loving it even more as I find new things in it I hadn't noticed before. I'm especially impressed by the writ..."
"A favorite; immersive wilderness fiction of a feminist writer’s experiences in early 20th century Washington State. She reveals fantastic & magical encounters! Wild Life won the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award (fantasy that expands our under..."
When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home.