Patti Smith: M Train – an elegant, poetic memoir discussing love, loss, art and the small pleasures of life

Patti Smith, M Train Published 2016 by Bloomsbury (first published in 2015), 280p. In limba romana: Trenul M, Editura Polirom   I fell in love with Patti Smith’s writing while reading Just Kids. She’s gifted, profound and beautifully sincere. And it seems we share the love for coffee, Haruki Murakami and detective shows; she will… Continue reading Patti Smith: M Train – an elegant, poetic memoir discussing love, loss, art and the small pleasures of life

Shaun Tan explores depression, imagination and hope in a wonderfully illustrated picture book: The Red Tree

Shaun Tan, The Red Tree Published in Australia and New Zealand by Hachette, 32p (first published 2001)   A couple of weeks ago a friend sent me an email saying that Riverside Theatre had a stage adaptation for The Red Tree by Shaun Tan. I couldn’t go as I had other commitments but I still… Continue reading Shaun Tan explores depression, imagination and hope in a wonderfully illustrated picture book: The Red Tree

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Susan Hood, Ada’s Violin. The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport Published 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 40p   I was impressed with this book and with the real story that had inspired Susan Hood to write it. I read it last night to Ema,… Continue reading Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay