A lovely Rachel Carson book geared toward children and with her grandnephew Roger in mind, written when he visited her summer Maine cottage. First published as an essay in 1956, she wanted to publish this with illustrations to captivate children, however was not able to complete the visuals before her death. This is a posthumous edition from 1998 with new photos celebrating nature and its wonders. A quick and peaceful read.
Debut novel and a definite pick. The MC is Rita Todacheene, a young forensic photographer in Albuquerque. Rita is talented and through her lens captures details that help solve cases. Since childhood she has seen spirits, most are harmless, but some insist she help them. A particularly gruesome death and unhappy spirit keep Rita from sleep and drive her headlong into danger. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five.
Cute and light compared to what I usually read, this was just the break my brain needed. A photographer finds herself financially strapped and rents out her NYC apartment and moves to an unglamorous cabin upstate. She finds many things she thought she lost there. Love me some tales of middle aged reinvention! This sat on my shelf for 7 years!! 😂😂 And I liked it! #roll100