As you read this book, construct a family tree with as much detail you can fit into it. It’s important to keep track of all the people and what can be understood from their lives.
How did language evolve? This book is a comprehensive survey of the tantalizing ways researchers have failed to answer that question.
Have you ever inadvertently walked too close to an overhanging branch only to have a leaf or twig that you didn’t see slap you on the eyelid as you passed?
I remembered rushing up a stairway with a dog, dressing for the weather, smoking when no one was looking, waking up with the wrong shadow on the wall.
Balsamroot is the tale of three women, each navigating the unknown at a different stage of life.
Every line of this book brings a new piece of information, and each mote of it is one that you will be delighted to discover.
This book delivers all sorts of information about language and translation that will make you wonder, “Why didn’t I ever think about this before?”
This is a perfect book to take on a trip. It is funny, philosophical, and suspenseful. The more slowly you read it, the better it is.
This deep-keeled tale unfolds in a series of vignettes that span multiple generations on two continents. The connections that lie between the details will startle you long after you put the book down.