Mirion Malle, Tr. Aleshia Jensen and Bronwyn Haslam
RaveBooklistIn this story about one young woman’s struggle with depression, Malle represents an achingly relatable experience of loneliness and stagnation ... Malle draws powerful meaning out of even the smallest moments, such as when Clara is alone in bed, searching websites for advice about how to get through this difficult time. The black-and-white, hand-drawn style suits the story perfectly and quietly enhances Clara’s darker moments. It is a heartbreakingly familiar story that will resonate with readers of Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002) and Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies (2010).
Mariana Oliver, tr. Julia Sanches
RaveForeword ReviewsPart memoir, part history, and part travelogue, Migratory Birds explores the vicissitudes of language ... From Normandy to Neverland, the through line of this excellent collection is movement, and the essays meander around history in an appealing way ... The most moving essays in this book deal with the aftermath of crises and the task of using words to describe, with accuracy, the tragic events taking place ... Evincing reverence for language, the essays of Migratory Birds take a fascinating tour around the world, showing how historical events affect the way we learn words.