Haiku Book Reviews – part 8

Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa
Quiet and moving,
a stirring debut tale of
family and change.

 Music and Freedom by Zoë Morrison
A thundering and
lifting song of love, violence
and the things that sing hope.

An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
I work in violence
prevention and thank the gods
for this fine author.

We Live in Water by Jess Walter
Funny and moving,
a collection of men and
their struggles and hopes.

 The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
It made me laugh and
lament and pine for something
I never once had.

Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
Powerful and sharp,
a book to read in one long
rainy day sitting.

Code Talker by Chester Nez
A thoughtful first hand
account of a Navajo
war time codetalker.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Every time I read
her stories I learn so much
more about the world.

War Dances by Sherman Alexie
A sweet and moving
collection of poems and tales
to laugh and cry by.

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