Perhaps nothing is more widely know than the Love Trope —the joys of seeing a crush, the thrill of a first date, the contentment ones feel being able to cuddle up next to someone while falling asleep.
But behind this trope, as Mary Oliver’s new poetry collection Felicity revels, is the real joy of connecting with another human being as you fall in love.
And her work is as empathetic, making you feel the joy of falling in love all over again as it is thought-provoking, musing on what it means to love another person and how deep the paths inside the human heart run.
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Lydia Millet’s hilarious, almost satirical novel Mermaids in Paradise takes an irreverent eye to the topic of love, marriage, and of course, everyone’s favorite mythological creature–mermaids!
Newlyweds Deb and Chip are enjoying their honeymoon at a pretty Caribbean resort when a marine biologist who is exploring the area makes a world-shaking announcement: she’s found mermaids! Now, the husband and wife duo must team up with a few other ordinary folk in order to prevent the owners of the resort from capturing the mermaids and turning the reef where they live into a cheesy theme park.
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