The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Book - 2017
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"From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom."
Publisher: Toronto : Simon and Schuster, 2017
ISBN: 9781501175268
Branch Call Number: 811.6 KAU 2017
Characteristics: 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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mclarjh
Aug 27, 2018

Simple, easy to read and understand "poetry"; for teenage girls.

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Linyarai
Jul 31, 2018

I thought this volume was just as good as her first one, I loved all of the poems and her writing style

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Brittannia_a
Jul 16, 2018

Of course my opinion is subjective, but nonetheless I am still entitled to one.

Sure, many people love Rupi Kaur's poetry because it's relatable and resonates with many; however, to call any of her poems revolutionary would be absolutely absurd. They resemble little fluffs of nothing and are pretty mediocre.

Check out my full review on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2179343255?type=review#rating_172766892

LPL_ChloeM Jul 05, 2018

I actually was recommended this book after talking with my mentor about my break up (wow this got personal real quick) but I am SO glad that she showed me this book. I felt every poem I read, not even just because of my break up. It helped me come to terms with a lot of things and opened my eyes to a fact that should be quite obvious actually. I can't quite put it into the rights words, but I highly recommend reading this book. I am 100% certain that you will find at least one poem that you strongly resonate with, I found many and took pictures of them to remind myself of the importance of some of these things.

P.S. I took SO MANY pictures and I think that you should do the same!

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nnishat
May 11, 2018

There were times I felt myself having to push through or getting bored with this book. But other times, I was reading and rereading pages with a steady stream of tears.

Normally I would give a lower rating to something that did not always manage to keep me hooked, but Kaur’s ability to move me to the point she did is rare and beautiful. She wrote about trauma, regret, immigration, culture, and so much more, in a way that I have not seen much at all before. There is something in it for everyone. I would 100% recommend it, even to those who are not big poetry fans.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

CMLibrary_bturner Apr 11, 2018

As a huge fan of poetry, I thought Rupi Kaur's poetry book was absolutely amazing! It made me feel like I was going through the emotions of heartbreak, letting go, trauma, finding yourself again, rebuilding yourself, and loving yourself all in one poetry book. It really leaves you thinking about the moments she brings up, even after you've finished. Definitely recommended!

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EarleneGlasgow
Mar 27, 2018

Poems with themes of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.
Poems that speak on trauma, immigration, love, and renewal.

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Luv2reed2
Feb 24, 2018

Rupi Kaur did not disappoint. This second book is every bit as intriguing, inspiring and thought-provoking as her first effort "Milk and Honey". It is a rare book that keeps you thinking about what's really important - long after you've finished reading it. These books should find a permanent place in every library, and referred to frequently. Excellent work.

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joua_0
Feb 04, 2018

A beautiful book that taught me many about myself. Thank you, Rupi Kaur, for this wondrous book.

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Jul 31, 2018

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