Natural World Reflections Book Reviews


Back to the Garden by Clara Hume
Print publication date: October 2013
Print Pages: 356
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987781314
also available as an ebook

 

Review by: L. G. Cullens on March 30, 2016

Life is like water moving from sky to land to sea in an eternal cycle, picking up and discarding all in its path in creating anew. Alas in our time spans we tend to focus more on the immediate, getting on day to day as we must, not the overall cycle of cause and effect necessitating adaptation, that is until the die is cast. 

This life affirming, speculative fiction book is a journey, harkening back to paths chosen, and forward to possibly better choices. Along the journey there is foreboding and tragedy mixed with perseverance and hope, all entwined in an engrossing storyline. The author is clearly no johnny-come-lately to writing. 

I could write on and on about what I saw in this book, but we each see things somewhat differently. To highlight any particular aspect of the story I might well do you and the story a disservice. Thus I'll leave you to your own page turning journey, confident you'll find in the adventure much to captivate your interest. Bon voyage.