Praise for Kathleen Jamie’s ‘Cairn’

Kathleen Jamie’s Cairn (Sort Of Books) has been winning praise from more reviewers. It’s book of the month on the Caught by the River site, where Annie Worsley says: “These small, short pieces of prose and poetry are like lightning, bursts of beautiful brilliance, at times shocking but recognisable, put together and balanced on top of each other.” In The Spectator this week, Emily Rhodes says Cairn is an “exquisite” collection of pieces. “In more than 40 micro-essays and poems, [Jamie’s] keen-eyed view encompasses both an uninhabited island far out at sea and a piece of flint in her hand; it accommodates surfacing memories and also peers into the uncertain future awaiting the next generation.”

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