Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mirror Mirror by Stephanie Hart
The book is divided into 4 parts and the first three parts are the memoirs. The last part is the most interesting for a writer to read. She had memories of parents and grandparents and great grandparents that have been told to her as stories. She has taken these stories and imagined them: place, street, people, smells and feelings and painted them into true tales. This writing and this ability to recreate what has been a part of family lore is especially exciting to read and think about. Some of the stories in this last part seem a little disjointed. The flow is disrupted now and then, but overall, I loved the exercise and the writing. They are smart and truly felt.
I don't think this book will get a lot of attention, but would be writer's should take note. Write it! I would also be happy to lend it to anyone who wants to take a look.