Mar 5, 2021

Six Degrees of Separation: Nature, Relationships, Food


Books Are My Favourite and Best hosts Six Degrees of Separation, and this month starts with Phosphorescence.  Add six books that link together in some way, and see where you end up.

 Julia Baird’s part-memoir-part-essay-collection, Phosphorescence, focuses partly on the awe of nature, of water and the ocean, and of long-term relationships.  

This book led me to The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. It celebrates long term relationships and love of nature, the ocean, and of all creatures, in particular, cats.

The next link is 

In Cygnet by Season Butler, June 25, 2018, Harper, a book set on a beautiful island off the coast of New Hampshire, nature and the ocean are prominent, and relationships are paramount to survival.

The next link is to 

We Two Alone by Jack Wang, September 1, 2020, stories where a relationship thrives or falters in the midst of harsher realities. 

This links to a memoir on family relationships and their importance

Savage Feast, February 26th 2019, Harper

Thinking of food leads me to a book of short stories, 

Bread and Salt: Stories by Valerie Miner, September 5, 2020

Short stories lead to another collection, this one dealing with nature:

Sandlands by Rosie Thornton, October 28, 2016. Book description:
This beautifully written short story collection is inspired by coastal England.

What books are you linking to this month's Six Degrees of Separation prompt? 


Margaret21 said...

Sandlands definitely looks my cup of tea, though there's plenty here worth exploring - an interesting chain - thanks.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I definitely must look out for The Travelling Cat Chronicles! I'm not too keen on short stories, but I did enjoy Sandilands - it is very good.

Elza Reads said...

Hi there Harvee! Interesting link up! Especially The Travelling Cat Chronicles. I have it on my shelve, but still haven't read it. Need to get to it!

Happy weekend and here's my From Phosphorescence to Lassie come home

Anonymous said...

Great chain! Most of these are new to me and several are very appealing.I particularly like the sound of We Two Alone, Savage Feast and Bread and Salt.

Davida Chazan (The Chocolate Lady) said...

Those short stories collections sound good. Great chain here!

Mae Travels said...

I like the way you jump from one book to another. Not too much connection: just a little. I enjoyed the Boris Fishman one, and I once read the original book that starts “I am a cat.”

be safe... mae at

Mystica said...

I've only read the Thornton book so I will follow the other books backwards!

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