Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly (2017)

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“Micro-memoirs” that put you into the poet/writer/professor’s daily life, family life, and professional life.

Each vignette is rich and evocative.  Most are humorous, some sad, others hard to read; the author has had a number of unfortunate episodes in her life.  There are unflinching (and unflattering) glimpses into personalities and personal relationships.  It’s a poet’s take on mini-memoir.

It’s hard to imagine someone not being entertained by a few of the stories contained.  There seems to be something for everyone.  The book is so short that it could be read in a day, but it’s also worth revisiting.

Recommend to Others: yes

Reread Personally:   maybe, it would be nice to have around and glance into periodically