Review: The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

Title: The Art of Taxidermy
Author: Sharon Kernot
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing
Pages: 240

Content Warnings: death, war, nazis, dead animals

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Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understandsโ€”Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does. 

And her mother? Lottieโ€™s mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

The Art of Taxidermy is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

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