Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher


Review of The Rosemary Suite

Leslie Barnwell, employing an intricate dance of poems, journal entries and drawings, chronicles the illness and death of a close friend. The narrative tone is direct and caring; sad without sentimentality; warm and insightful. The book rises off the particular to explore the rich emotional geography of love and friendship, and ultimately takes the reader into the thorny, elusive territory that conjoins life and death.