Review: Garden of Earthly Bodies by Sally Oliver

cover of Garden of Earthly BodiesGarden of Earthly Bodies by Sally Oliver 
Harry N. Abrams (June 2022) 
320 pages; $26.00 hardcover; $9.99 ebook 
Reviewed by Haley Newlin

Sally Oliver’s Garden of Earthly Bodies is a visceral vortex of blood and trauma.

In a uniquely elegant literary style, Oliver’s novel follows Marianne, whose life has become tense and overgrown with the weeds of trauma and enmeshment. Marianne’s younger sister, Marie, falls deathly ill and experiences heavy mood dips, frequent exhaustion, and severe depression — the three settling in as her reformed default personality. Continue Reading