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a. ) the mirage is relaxing its artifact

& the ream is mirrored in the lyrical foreground

& a loud cadaver around the terrace spits

& the last account repeats the action of literature

& a clap of paper keeping pattern fitness

& a name adjoins the life of ample mansions ( m.

Hang on to your hopes my friend!
That’s an easy thing to say,
But if your hopes should pass away
Simply pretend, that you can build them again.
Look around.
The grass is high.
The fields are ripe.
It’s the springtime of my life!
Seasons change with the scenery.
Weaving time in a tapestry.
Won’t you stop and remember me?
—  Paul Simon,Β β€œA Hazy Shade of Winter”
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Book Review: By Light We Knew Our Names

By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente


Genre: Short Story Collection, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism

Length: 13 stories, 222 pages total

Rating: ⭐ 9.7/10 ⭐

[Content warnings posted at the end of the review.]


First, the cover:

It’s gorgeous and feels so soft.

Now for the Review!

This collection was recommended to me by my thesis director to help me fine-tune my own writing style. He loaned me his ARC (he and Anne went to grad school together) and I loved it so much that I bought my own copy when I was only halfway through reading it. Valente wields words like a samurai wields a bubble wand: with deft skill that brings wonder and light to her craft. These stories settle in a corner of your heart you forgot you had, one that holds precious things that stick with you for a long time. 

These stories deal with the relationship between magical realism and grief, and some are not for the faint of heart. I’ll list content warnings at the end of the review.

I’ll talk about a couple stories, since these need to be experienced

The first is “Latchkey.” A little girl receives a birthday gift from her parents, but she refuses to open it, no matter what her parents and friends do or say to convince her. She carries the present with her everywhere like a security blanket. Then she starts to notice that her friends have some strange, magical gifts of their own. It’s one of those stories that can be read so many different ways. To me, it’s about knowing yourself, being comfortable with who you are, and being open to learning more as you grow. It’s about imagination and trust and being scared. And it’s about growing up. 

“Dear Amelia” is told by a group of girls who follow Amelia Earhart’s tragic transatlantic flight, their own lives set parallel to her journey, and a pack of mysterious Maine black bears that are sighted near their town. It is one of the strangest coming of age stories I’ve ever read and I love it. It’s everything I want a girl’s growing up to be. And it’s such a careful telling of two stories that don’t seem like they fit, but as the tale unwinds, you can see all the threads connecting them. This story will surprise you.

“To a Place Where We Take Flight” made me openly weep on an airplane. Mike and his friend Chris spend most of the story practicing for a gig. Along the way we learn about Mike, his dad, his mom, and what’s behind his bright passion to play at Moss Regional. The way the story builds the mystery of the band’s upcoming performance is beautiful. The way we learn about Mike and his mom is beautiful. The imagery is beautiful and tactile. The prose itself is beautiful. And the pacing, gosh. It’s so good. There are lines in this story I go back to every so often just to read them again. 


If you love stories that make you look at the world around you, and yourself, a little differently, please, please pick up this collection. If you’re a writer, read these stories and learn from them like I did, or read it to experience Valente’s prose. If you’re a fan of Kelly Link and/or Aimee Bender, read these stories. Honestly, just read it. 


[Content Warning: abuse, rape, physical violence, grief, cancer and terminal illness, death]

When I went to India for the first time in 2008 I realized then that life’s struggles are abroad; not in a first world country where filters fade blemishes and not serving nut free cookies is considered a social faux pas.

When I came back to Canada I forgot my life’s lessons chiefly because I came back to a life of relative comfort and convenience.

Ravinder Singh’s anthology of short stories written by his readers took me back to that place where I learned what modesty, humility and humbleness look like:

One daughter writes an ode to her now deceased father and draws on her family values for strength. A single, self-pittying and unwed woman roams her city to meet a woman who has survived an acid attack. A privileged army son is summoned to get his grandmother by plane but its emergency landing provides him enough life lessons to last a life time.

These stories focus the everyday inconveniences of the west against the hardship of life experienced by those not from the west.

Absolutely, a must read book!