The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena

The Taste of Apple Seeds

Katharina Hagena

Iris's story, gently revealed in layers and drifts of memories, is less about dramatic twists and turns than it is about the slow evolution of how you understand yourself, and how family and place shapes us. It's beautiful - in a quiet, cosy, way.

Extract

The jelly they made had a mysteriously pale translucent shimmer. 'Preserved tears', my grandmother called them. The shelves in her cellar still housed jars of all sizes with the current jelly from 1981, a summer particularly rich in tears, Rosemarie's final one.

Parallels
  • Follow your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
  • The Origin of Violence by Fabrice Humbert
  • Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee