These Precious Days: Essays is a collection of essays written by award-winning novelist and essayist Marisa Silver. Silver captures memories of her childhood and the events that have shaped her life in beautiful, poetic writing. Her work explores themes of family, love, loss, and identity with great depth and emotion.

In the essay, A Long Way from Little: The Story of My Mothers Life, Silver reflects on growing up with her mother and her mothers family in rural Appalachia. Silvers insights into the power of memory and family ties are poignant and inspiring. In The Weight of Memory, Silver poignantly chronicles the death of her grandmother and the deep grief that follows. Silvers ability to find hope in the midst of pain is a testament to her strength and resilience.

The essays in These Precious Days are filled with heartache and joy. Silver describes a childhood full of adventure and exploration, as well as the pain of leaving home and forging a new life. Throughout her work, Silver invites readers to reflect on their own lives and consider how their own experiences shape their identity. Her words offer comfort and solace in moments of grief and despair, as well as hope for a future of possibility and growth.

These Precious Days: Essays is an amazing collection of essays that will touch readers at their core. Silvers words are beautiful, honest, and deeply personal. Her insights into the human experience will stay with readers long after they have finished reading. This is a must-read for anyone seeking to explore their own emotions and identity through the written word.