Melissa Sarno on Small Damages

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Melissa Sarno (you have heard me speak of Melissa Sarno and her blog, This Too... ) was away, and we missed her.  She was away because she'd married the man she loves and traveled with him to a country I love, and we were happy for her, but we missed her.

She is home now.  She is home bearing gifts—photographs and stories and this most astonishing review of Small Damages, which she read a few days before her wedding.

You can tell, I know you can, that Melissa is a writer, too.  A very special one—her work full of color and empathy and musical sophistication.  Her review contains these words.  They made me cry. 

I think a lot of people would say that it takes courage to embrace who you are. But, I believe, it takes even more courage to walk away from who you are in order to find out who you can be.  To capture that in these few words means they are everything words.  To explore this theme in a book means Small Damages is an everything book.


Becca said...

I love that I know both of you amazing writers :) How lucky am I.

Melissa Sarno said...

I love, love this book and your words (here, there, and everywhere)

Serena said...

What a great few lines. I won't be reading the whole review until I've read the book and written mine.

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