THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Bloomsbury RRP $29.99
Review: Monique Mulligan
She need not be idle. She need not be unhappy. Perhaps she need not even be lonely. She had a task. She would learn about mosses.
‘Well, child, you may do whatever you like with your suffering,” Hanneke said mildly. “It belongs to you. But I shall tell you what I shall do with mine. I grasp it by the small hairs, I cast it to the ground, and I grind it under the heel of my boot. I suggest you learn to do the same.’
‘Blow the dust off yourself!’ Hanneke went on. ‘Your mother will haunt me from her grave if I allow you to continue simpering around this place, sucking on the rump-end of sorrow, as you have been doing now for months. Your bones are not broken, so stand up on your own two shanks.’