Deborah Harkness is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast, best known as a historian and as the author of the All Souls Trilogy, which consists of The New York Times best-selling novel A Discovery of Witches and its sequels Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.
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This inspiring memoir delves into what helps us survive during tough times. After experiencing heartbreak and cancer, the author reflects on what makes us bloom in darkness. She explores the natural phenomenon of phosphorescence, which allows creatures to give off light in the darkness, and how it can apply to our lives. Through candid personal experiences and interviews with experts, the author offers insights on embracing awe, nature, spirituality, and other habits to light up our lives, even in the darkest times.
Today's #gratitude: 👩🦲 the re-emergence of my formidable cowlick, standing straight up because hair is so short 📚 the luminous book PHOSPHORESCENCE by @bairdjulia --highly recommended to any suffering chronic illness, loss, or grief 🖍 starting my new Amy Cesari coloring book – source
Explore the captivating world of troubadours and their songs of romantic love with Lark in the Morning. This comprehensive anthology brings together verse translations from renowned poets Ezra Pound and W.D. Snodgrass, as well as the original verse forms, honoring the meter, punning, and sound effects of the originals. With an introduction to the major periods of the troubadours' rise and decline and brief contextual information for each poet, Lark in the Morning is an essential collection for lovers of Western vernacular poetry.
@vicki_pope Love love love that book. – source
Today's gratitude: 📚 this charming book and its reminders of so many small blessings we enjoyed before pandemic--and will hopefully enjoy once again 💨 a brisk walk on a windy day 🪴 dreaming about new succulents to plant in pots around the kitchen door #gratitude #simplethings – source
"Conjure Women" unveils the lives of three remarkable women - a wise healing woman, her observant daughter, and their master's daughter - and their community in the South before and after the Civil War. This powerful and well-researched debut novel masterfully balances the themes of freedom, fear, superstition, and love. Experience their secrets, passions, and friendships, and discover the lengths they will go to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Last night I started CONJURE WOMEN by @AfiaAtakora. It is AMAZING. Drop everything. Get on the phone or your computer and BUY THIS BOOK. I read nonstop for three hours and only put the book down because I felt utterly suspended by the story and her prose and needed to process. – source