These Precious Days
I am a fan of Ann Patches already, but this new collection is, only four essays in, leaving me in tears. I'm not normally such a sap. And yet, at sixty, her simple tales of life are feeling profound, calming, and most of all, kind in our current world of divisiveness and school shootings and anger over pandemic issues. I am a writer, in a tiny measure compared to this, and Patchett inspires me to get up and write more and better and in a way that will reflect the surprising sweetness we live in. I'm giving this to all the readers I love for Christmas. Thank you, dear Ann, for once again capturing life and these days which really are beyond precious.
Reviewed by Bunny Terry