I heard about The Color of Earth some time ago, and decided after I saw the beautiful cover that it would go on my list of highly anticipated things to read. So, when it appeared at the bookstore, I picked it up, and was quite happy I did! I loved the languid pace of the story, and the sort of…dreamlike quality of the whole setting. I loved the moments of intimacy between mother and daughter, and I laughed out loud at all the misinformation passed around by the village children as they’re pre-pubescing. Then, of course, there’s the art–it’s incredibly beautiful. Simple, delicate, flowing, and there was always a lot of restful white space for my eyes. That the story is biographical was icing on the whole wonderful cake, bringing a very pleasant sense of nostalgia to the story. Five stars, and I can’t wait to read the next one.