I read a lot of books this summer, many wonderful ones, some not-so-good ones, however, reading @shafakelif – this particular new book of hers was a healing balm to my soul, mind, and body. As a youth therapist and first wave immigrant, from Poland which is suffering so much, a parent who had to guide my half-British son and Eastern-European husband, and myself tbh through horrible racism of Brexit U.K. I needed to read this so much. Very few authors take on Brexit-related issues, very few still talk about the climate crisis. (For me too nature was the Healer) She does it all and brings healing in the process.