Tuesday, November 21, 2006BOOKENDS
Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
Psyche has known Love, but she is not a goddess. Also Orpheus and Hades. She has been an actress for her father, an unknown to her mother. She has been a muse and maenad. She has discovered self-loathing, emotional abuse, bruises, punishments, trials; but also truth, love, passion in this journey of life.
This is beautifully written, in prose poetry that evokes mystery and magic. The characterizations of greek mythology may be difficult to follow, but the journey of Psyche through her teenage years and into adulthood is one that can be related to. A quick but careful read.
NEW HOLIDAY READING
We're getting a slew of new books these days -- great reading for the holidays! Books by Hale and Hoffman and Cabot and McCaughrean and McCormick and Greenburg -- and then some!
The library closes early tomorrow (5.30) and is closed all day on Thursday. We'll be open again as usual on Friday.
~emily - 9:10 AM~
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