Stella’s Carpet by Lucy E.M. Black is an exquisite portrait of a family struggling to come to terms with intergenerational trauma caused by war: specifically WWII and the Iranian Revolution. Set [...]
It was my pleasure to join the Scugog Arts Art Waves podcast to discuss writing, my journey to getting published, and my three books Eleanor Courtown, Stella’s Carpet, and The Marzipan Fruit Basket.
A short way into Stella’s Carpet, a heartfelt and lovely novel by the Canadian writer (and Silver Sage contributor) Lucy E.M. Black, a primary character who has become fairly obsessed with the [...]
If you do not have an appreciation for Persian carpets you will by the time you finish Lucy EM Black’s novel Stella’s Carpet. After reading Black’s vibrant descriptions of their artistry and rich [...]
Persian carpets are rich in many ways: their history, their materials, their colours, their designs, their complexity—and, as it happens, their symbolism. The Stella of the title is introduced to [...]
When she began writing Stella's Carpet (Now or Never Publishing), author Lucy E.M. Black started by recording remembered stories from her parents who had lived through the ravages of World War [...]
THE MARZIPAN FRUIT BASKET is a gem group of short stories. 24 delightful looks into adverse situations and delightful descriptions and reads that can transport one to the 1940s and also to [...]
Unlike Eleanor Courtown, this book is a collection of short stories that pull together a range of complex characters in a fairly compact setting. I’m going to include a snippet from the “about [...]