I just finished reading Glaciers, by Alexis Smith. The narrator, Isabel, is such a fragile flower, and while I’m not one by any stretch of the imagination, her life and loves and longings resonated for me in this sweet story.
Because the writing was compared to Virginia Woolf — which is what enticed me to read it — and as I found a hidden reference to Woolf, I wrote about it in my post, “Woolf Haunts Glaciers“, on Blogging Woolf.
About Alice Lowe
I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com.
I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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I read my way down your blog, learning that you more than love Virginia Woolf, that you are extremely well read, that you are published in two places along with me…Tiny Lights is a treasure…. And WIR has a whole interview with me at her site, which I didn’t realize until I stumbled on it! The interview is about editing and how much it matters both to the writing and to the sending. Some someday in some place other than this magical ether, we’ll share a meal together, write it up, submit it to a contest and share the winnings!
Thanks, Barbie, my virtual comrade in arms. Writing is a solitary sport, but it’s good to know there are kindred spirits cheering each other on.