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eindra lin’s Bookreads review of A Map of Rain Days

eindra lin’s Bookreads review of A Map of Rain Days

this is a seriously beautiful collection of fragile poems. the imagery in here is fantastic and hosein's style and voice are so unique. these poems are like bruises in the way that it doesn't hurt if you run over it lightly but the second you press in just a bit...

Padmaja Reddy’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

Padmaja Reddy’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

‘A Map of Rain Days’ by Jennifer Hosein narrates vivid experiences encompassing love, exile, romance and history. Her tone is powerful and bruised. Most of the poems in the First section are crafted ‘Mother’ as the central point. Those include ‘Heart’, ‘January’,...

Ari’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

Ari’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

I had never read Hosein before this book, so I wasn't really sure what I was in for. And well, I still am not sure what it was that this book has done to me, but my heart feels brutalized in the most welcome of ways. My brotherhas no timefor the heart-breakingnessof...

Amy’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

Amy’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

A Map Of Rain Days by Jennifer Hosein is filled with the harshness of life. The truth behind the facade. The pure realities of love and loss, and transformation. These poems by Ms. Hosein evoked such emotion. I became fully immersed in her writing. Her poetry...

Anna T.’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

Anna T.’s Goodreads review of A Map of Rain Days

I devoured the book in one sitting. I woke up, and I reread it, revisiting some poems that spoke to my soul. It's an emotional, intimate collection of poems covering several diverse topics, including the death of a loved one, being in love, suicide, racism,...