To the Left of the Sun by Linda Flaherty Haltmaier


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By turns irreverent, playful, and serious, Haltmaier’s poems explore the phenomena of daily life with a deft clarity that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Brimming with nuance and surprise, To the Left of the Sun touches on the themes of solitude and union, love and letting go, and the redemptive power of nature. Haltmaier’s unflinching eye lays bare the hidden miracles in choosing a head of cabbage at the farmer’s market, taking a morning walk, or watching her mother’s decline into dementia. The everyday and the heartrending undergo a light-infusing alchemy in her hands. At its heart, To the Left of the Sun is a portal to a world where wonder, humor, and beauty can be found in even the most unlikely places.