WYR: Art to the Rescue

Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …

What’s Your Read?

What happened in the years of estrangement between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother? How did that stressful and meager time fuel or scar one of the world’s greatest artists?

I’m sinking quite easily into half-belief that the fictitious account presented in The Season of Migration is what actually happened. Nellie Hermann has made Van Gogh’s strife and struggle to connect with his family without sacrificing his values and passion into the most relatable experience in the world. Dissatisfaction, the search for purpose beyond survival, and the ability of art to transform a stagnated life are all delivered in the most empathetic language.

The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann

The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann

What’s your next read?

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