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Tevis Will Leave You Better Than she Found you,
This review is from: The Wet Collection (Hardcover)
Joni Tevis is writer of relics. Her keen capacity to capture the depth of her ancestry, her past, the land, the animals and the history of all her travels makes her writing simultaneously nostalgic and new. She finds the family history of human to earth to animal. There is a great sense of unity as she speaks of the relics and legends of our day the past ones. It is rejuvenating to feel the connective tissue with past family, jars of animals long since bottled, beaches and all around us.
The Wet Collection is a beautiful compilation of essays that poignantly tell a beautiful history. She is somehow able to weave a thread through her life and all the beauties around her. Her connection to the land is gentle but brave. She powerfully articulates her respect and love for all the places and people with whom she connects.
The subtlety with which Tevis captures science, art, history, literature is astounding. The natural and every day world is the fabric with which she sews unique and bold patterns that her readers can see, smell, taste, and feel. Her work is so accessible and yet its intricacies bring a new found beauty and richness to all who open the pages of The Wet Collection. It doesn't stay on my bookshelf because I read it each night. It is that good. Don't miss out on a remarkable collection of essays that have never left me disappointed or unsatisfied. It is well worth you money, time, and energy. It will leave you better that it found you.