Friday, February 28, 2014

REVIEW: To Boldly Go

To Boldly Go
By: Anesa Miller

Genre: Essays, Sociology, Marriage & Family
Publication date: 11.21.2013
Pages: 106
Amazon link: To Boldly Go 

Date read: 2.27.2013
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: A summer of lush flowers and perfect weather. Girls dancing on a moonlit field. A cold house overgrown with abandoned gardens. These images come together in Anesa Miller’s To Boldly Go, which explores the “turning years” of our new century from both a personal and a universal perspective. The author reveals the intimate pains of anger and loss at the death of her estranged father, but looks beyond emotional damages toward the wider horizon of environmental issues, runaway technology, and the implications of 9/11. This journey toward healing and hope traverses the landscape of memory with an eye for a better future. 

My thoughts

This book is a book of essays and I truly loved each and every one of them - from the words that she uses, to the things that she writes about, to the pictures that her words created in my head.  I don't think I've liked a set of short stories (that wasn't horror) as much as I liked these.  Truly amazing and inspiring.

I want to point out also that the forward, done by her partner, is very well done, very eloquent.  And I love the poem that she wrote which he shares in that forward called Why the boys Must Take Ritalin.

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