Persephone's garden / Glynnis Fawkes.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A children's song inspires a love of Greek mythology in a young girl. A young woman finds a career in archeology and illustration. A young mother sees her daughter become a woman, as her own mother's memories are lost. Persephone's Garden is a deeply personal story and an inventive study of girlhood, womanhood and motherhood, through memory, history and mythology."--Amazon.
    • Notes:
      Autobiographical anecdotes presented in comic book format.
      "Some comics in this book were previously published in the Stumpet 5, Ink Brick, Spiralbound, Popula,, and"--Title page verso.
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    • ABNT:
      FAWKES, G. Persephone’s garden. First edition. [s. l.]: Secret Acres, 2019. ISBN 9780999193563. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fawkes G. Persephone’s Garden. First edition. Secret Acres; 2019. Accessed September 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Fawkes, G. (2019). Persephone’s garden (First edition.). Secret Acres.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fawkes, Glynnis. 2019. Persephone’s Garden. First edition. Secret Acres.
    • Harvard:
      Fawkes, G. (2019) Persephone’s garden. First edition. Secret Acres. Available at: (Accessed: 20 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fawkes, G 2019, Persephone’s garden, First edition., Secret Acres, viewed 20 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fawkes, Glynnis. Persephone’s Garden. First edition., Secret Acres, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fawkes, Glynnis. Persephone’s Garden. First edition. Secret Acres, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fawkes G. Persephone’s garden [Internet]. First edition. Secret Acres; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 20]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2

Archaelogical illustrator Fawkes (Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre, 2019) names this polished comics diary of sorts after a place she invented, rooted in Greek myth, to relate the spirit of her exercise: capturing the essence and fleetingness of everyday life. Written over a six-year period, her comics are organized by season and accompany Fawkes on artifact-drawing trips to Greece; in small moments with her young son and daughter; and on visits with her artist parents, her mother now waylaid by dementia. Most under a few pages, the comics are mostly of the active, sketchy sort, but with lots of expression and pastel color palettes. Readers will find Fawkes more than succeeds in her diary-endeavor. Her trips abroad are euphoric and sometimes stressful. Her kids are frustrating and funny. Time with her mom is a particular kind of painful, and a reminder that none of it will last. Occasional landscapes and other interstitial drawings give readers a breath and an idea of the breadth of Fawkes' talent. A substantive, tender work of recording and remembering. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 June #4

Inspired to retell the myth of Persephone, which ancient Greeks used to explain the cycle of seasons, Fawkes presents this autobiographical collection as a hilarious and moving meditation on girlhood, motherhood, and the unyielding passage of time. An archeological illustrator, Fawkes has a wonderfully lithe, Thurber-esque line, which adapts effortlessly to the humorous and quotidian. In some stories she recounts her many trips to Greece, first as a young single woman working on excavations and then as a harried wife and mother, willful children in tow. But, as she confesses, "I still associate being in Greece with my adventurous youth." Some of the funniest strips show her endless attempts to engage her children in cultural activities, against which they consistently push back. The collection reaches an emotional climax with "The House on Thurman Street," which describes a visit to her parents at her childhood home in Portland, Ore. She contrasts the reminiscences the visit stirs in her with her mother's devastating memory loss due to Alzheimer's, a disease Fawkes realizes can be hereditary. "The jaws of my memory want to close on this house so hard," she concludes. Combining small moments that will ring true for many readers, Fawkes uncovers big themes in this funny-sad, satisfying mosaic. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.