Happy Friday! It is going to be a GOOD MORNING!
I’m so very excited to share Come Next Season (out October 1, 2019, from Farrar Straus Giroux) with you this morning!
Kim Norman‘s lyrical writing is soothing and invigorating and just stunningly beautiful! I could just hear the sound and feel the heartache and wonder of winter’s approach each year when I read these lines: “A tree will tap the window / with branchy fingers that will turn bony and bare …”
Come Next Season lures elegantly readers into the constant pattern of ephemeral seasons with poetic brilliance. There is a certain narrative voice that is just supreme.
Daniel Miyares‘s illustrations are so detailed, providing an almost magical quality to the realistic lines he portrays. The “come Winter” layout was perhaps my favorite, with its pinks and purples and blues and indigos.
I also so very much appreciated the perspectives within Comes Seasons. There is a certain photographic feel to some of the images as they zoom in on particular moments between people and then zoom out to portray landscapes. I especially like the ever-changing view of the house as the seasons change.
When I finished the book, I was more than satisfied. It was like “YES!” I had not just finished a book but an experience. Come Next Season captures these feelings that we all have at seasons’ endings and beginnings.
This book made me think about the beauty of those long summer days (which I was lamenting on my drive home yesterday afternoon) but also – and more importantly – about the transience of all of this.
The newest edition to my very favorite books list, Come Next Season earns five stars and should be on your bookshelves! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️