Juliann King has written a collection of stories--Even Spiders Tell Stories When They Weave--that intertwine to form a storyteller's web of friendship, family, food, and fiber. The stories capture small moments of anxiety, contentment, grief, and joy; ranging over time and place they always return to the wonders of creativity and generosity. My first impression was confusion, but as I continued reading I saw that the stories were not meant to stand alone--they build on each other like chapters to form something larger. By the end I found myself longing to be part of the web of friendship that Juliann's characters had formed.
Juliann is a regular reader of this blog and she has given me a copy of her book to give to a lucky blog reader! I'll draw a name at random from the comments on July 7th, so say something!