Autumn was delivered from the mouth of a crow,
cawing. Dark laughter.
Bright skies cheered us on
but we had nothing to say. We invented
pleasant greetings in the cool,
Memory, loss, and mourning figure in this poignant collection by the novelist Martha Baillie.
4.75 × 8.75 inches, 24 pages, hand-sewn into paper covers
Edition of 75 copies.
Published in 2002
In Hanky, the narrator’s lonely, ordered life is thrown off course when she is tricked into taking care of a less than lovable shi-tzu for what is promised will be only a few days. But when the dog freezes to death on her apartment balcony, she faces a dilemma: tell the owners the truth and pay the possibly outrageous price or find a more or less convincing replacement? In working out the solution, she will discover that life’s disasters may also, absurdly enough, have their rewards.
4.5 × 7.5 inches, 46 pages, hand-sewn into paper covers
Edition of 50 numbered copies
Published in 2001