What Willow Says
Sharing stories of myths, legends and ancient bogs, a deaf child and her grandmother experiment with the lyrical beauty of sign language.
Learning to communicate through their shared love of trees they find solace in the shapes and susurrations of leaves in the wind. A poignant tale of family bonding and the quiet acceptance of change.
What Willow Says is Lynn’s second title.
'This is a beautiful, lyrical love story between a grandmother and granddaughter - between the human and the other than human - between the known and the unknown. Birds and echoes, loss and language - trees and bog, myth and memory - family and folklore, existence and elegy; this quiet story is as exquisitely sculpted as bog oak, and will - like the storms it tells of - leave traces deep inside of you. A moving, delicate book for this moment.'
Kerri ní Dochartaigh – author of Thin Places
'Evocative, carefully crafted and full of heart, What Willow Says explores a very special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Weaving together myth, magic and beautiful depictions of the natural world Buckle takes you on a captivating journey through a very private world.'
Jan Carson – author of The Fire Starters & winner of the EU Prize for Literature
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