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Jul 04, 2023 | ISBN 9780593421062

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Advance praise for The Light Room:

“With The Light Room, Zambreno — one of our most prolific and curious minds — chronicles what it’s like to be a mother amidst the various crises of this chaotic moment in history.” —Vulture

“Despite the unfathomable distractions we’re all facing, Zambreno writes with a sense of hope that will especially resonate with anyone who’s soldiered through pandemic-era parenting.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“Kate Zambreno has performed a miracle, capturing real, lived time from within the exhaustion of pandemic-era parenthood. The Light Room reminded me of that fundamental magic of writing—that the details of another person’s life, so precisely and honestly rendered, can instantly loosen the edges of your own life and make you feel less alone.”  —Jenny Odell, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do Nothing
The Light Room is a marvelous and marvel-filled book. Zambreno’s mind is like a magic filter discovering secrets when turned on any sort of item—a tiny toy, a loom, an artist, a mortality. A wonderful book, a companion for all the varieties of days.” —Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labors

“When Kate Zambreno writes she must use a special microscope, with which she studies the dust in the sunlight, and the clutter of motherhood, and the thinnest fibers of exhaustion and hope. The Light Room is a miracle, a wooden box with a golden clasp filled with the specimens of all our most precious, disappearing days.” —Sabrina Orah Mark, author of Happily and Wild Milk

“A gorgeous document of the tender and precise place where art and mothering necessarily meet. Natural and urban spaces float and glow under Kate Zambreno’s observant eye. Each leaf, each book, is a love letter activated by bohemian saints: the artists and writers who pass through her small rooms and far-reaching mind.” —Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark Dark and The Seas

The Light Room is both a gift and a beacon.”  —Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations

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