Teach Me

If you’ve been reading my blog these past few days, you’ll know that I’m flagging some titles and authors to watch. Here’s one more.

Check out the cover art of Teach Me by R.A. Nelson (Razorbill/Peguin Putnam, fall 2005), graciously hosted at Lisa Kopelke’s Web site.

The text around the apple reads:

“I don’t want to think about anything that takes me away from thinking about him.

“it overwhelms me that I overwhelm him.

“this is what is real, the times we spend together and nothing else.”

When asked about it, the author replied with this excerpt from the text:

“There is not a name for what I’m feeling. There is no description for it.

“To call it yearning would be like calling the ocean water.

“Whatever this thing is, it shoves you inside itself and you can’t measure its boundaries because they go too far and you don’t have enough time. Or you move toward the boundaries and they move away.

“There has been an earthquake in my life.”

Intrigued? I am. Let’s keep an eye out for this one.

Lisa’s books include Tissue, Please! (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and Excuse Me! (Simon & Schuster, 2003).