Little Wonder (Paperback)
Father/Daughter Records LLC, 9780578428581, 112pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2018
Asymmetric and misremembered, Kat Gardiner fictionalizes the experience of opening and closing an all-ages music venue and caf with her husband in a small Pacific Northwest town. An adult coming-of-age story told in fragments, Little Wonder, explores the bittersweet love affair that takes place between dispair and hope whenever you try with all your heart to do something you believe in, and fail.
"All of the descriptions of the town and the feelings there are so accurate and truthful and achy... I can see the sun sinking down over Anacortes at the end of every page. Little Wonder has the ache of Raymond Carver, the honesty, the vulnerability. It's so melancholic and honest and beautiful." - Kyle Field of Little Wings