Heart Berries ~ Therese Marie Mailhot

Rating: 5/5 Heart Berries is a powerful and vulnerable vehicle for emotional wild fire. Mailhot shares her story told through essays, and the timing for each new piece of information she reveals about her story is so well timed as to hit the core of my emotional well-being. Mailhot has clearly spent time forming this … Continue reading Heart Berries ~ Therese Marie Mailhot


Rain and Other Stories ~ Mia Couto

Rating: 4/5 Mia Couto has written many books of fiction, poetry, and essays. This is a new collection of short fiction, and I mean very short. Many of the pieces were between 1 and 3 pages. I haven't read any of his other works, although I have one of his more famous books, Confessions of … Continue reading Rain and Other Stories ~ Mia Couto

Living on the Borderlines ~ Melissa Michal

Rating: 4.5/5 This book felt cozy and thought provoking. Full of emotion, Michal has compiled stories that share some Native experiences, from a sensory experience to discovering long lost family. This collection is simple and moving, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent reading. Short story collections can often be hit or miss, but … Continue reading Living on the Borderlines ~ Melissa Michal