Yes. That’s Charles deLint title, but also something much in my thoughts right now…
For those of you just discovering this feature, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazines.
The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.
Once again, this is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.
Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich. I enjoyed this even more than his Ravens in Winter, and I loved that.
The Woman Who Can’t Forget: A Memoir by Jill Price with Bart Davis. Audiobook. The title rather overstates the case, but still an interesting look Ms. Price’s experience with hyperthymestic syndrome. Glad I read it.
The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian. Audiobook. One of the ones where action is as much on land as on sea. Stephen does have a propensity for acquiring other people’s children.
Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian. Audiobook. Last in the series…
Memory and Dream by Charles deLint. A conversation with a friend about “dream” and the book above about “memory” gave me a great desire to re-read this favorite. Turns out it’s also a very good book about what artists of any sort choose to bring into the world. This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.
Trying to figure out what to do with a craft project that’s gone sideways, so looking at art books, too.