A strange place to return to

Book: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy I am holidaying. In a manner of speaking. I stay home with small children while the other half of us has urgent things to do before we leave once again.  It is Kerala. Humid, hot, frustrating. Sometimes beautiful if we are indoors and it is raining. … Continue reading A strange place to return to

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Spring in Ireland 

Book: The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, edited by Sinéad Gleeson It is April and it is raining in Ireland. I am reading a short story set in the early 1900s, and the weather in April is the exact same!  The man says of his wife, ...but experience is wasted upon … Continue reading Spring in Ireland