Welcome to Day 6 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope you enjoy:
~ A lovely community of bloggers. My hosts are bloggers who are always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, and build a friendship.
~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile.
~ Something short and different about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).
~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more tour sites, the more entries!
Day 6, here we go!
Elizabeth Gauffreau’s Author Blog
Liz and I both have roots going back to Vermont, and something about her stories, photos, and poetry always strike a chord with me. She writes fiction and poetry and says she’s “drawn to the inner lives of other people–what they care about, what they most desire, what causes them pain, what brings them joy.” That certainly describes her beautiful writing. You can also find interesting book reviews at her place.
She has two books in publication and a bunch of writings in literary journals and magazines. I’ve read both of her books and followed the links to many of her stories, all of which I can highly recommend.
Here’s my review of Liz’s poetry book:
Grief Songs by Elizabeth Gauffreau
My Review: This book of poetry is no more than a half-hour read, but what a lovely way to spend my time. Most of the poems are tankas, short syllabic forms of five lines, and Gauffreau is a master of this style. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the author’s family and includes heart-wrenching, poignant, humorous, and sweet poems about childhood, family, love, and loss. Grief is the thread that connects the poems together, sometimes overtly, but more frequently as a remembrance of treasured moments with people missing in Gauffreau’s life.
A family photo precedes each poem, and the combination of the two adds depth to both. Though the poems are intensely personal to the author, it was easy to relate many of the experiences to my own family and the universal human journey that families undertake. I jotted down my favorite titles and suddenly realized I’d written down half the book. I highly recommend this short collection to readers who enjoy poetry that speaks to the heart.