Ephemeral Wings delights as it teaches about ecology and the impetus of following one’s natural instincts through the luminous story of a lovable mayfly nymph.—IndieReader
Ephemeral Wings tells one of the most meaningful stories I have ever read.—Readers’ Favorite
Eva Silverfine’s Ephemeral Wings is one of the most innovative novels I’ve ever read.—JS Morrison, author of The Perfection of Fish
A coming of age story as old as the hills but completely original.—Sara B. Fraser, author of Just River
Like many of us, Maggie is navigating her path through a complex world—except, her world is the stream.
Having lost her home to changes in the current, Maggie, a mayfly, is searching the stream for the richest of foods with which to nourish her brief flight in the world of air. But the stream, with its ever-changing currents, seems a confusing array of possibilities. Where are the richest of foods? How might she find them? And what are the qualities that makes one’s forage truly rich?
As Maggie travels the stream, she meets other streamlings—some malevolent, some benign—who offer her advice based on their own experiences within the stream. Through these meetings—from a midge who seeks to understand the stream by classifying the minute grains of the streambed to a water scorpion who tells Maggie her only value is as fish food—Maggie, unsure of herself, must define her own vision or risk missing the fulfillment that she seeks.
How to Bury Your Dog
A timely and captivating environmental drama novel, How to Bury Your Dog, couldn’t be more relevant to our current times—Readers Favorite
Lizzy has been leading an insulated life: she tends her adopted strays and goes to work at the blood lab, but she has forsaken lifelong pastimes and declines invitations from old friends. On the day she buries Happy, the abandoned basset hound she adopted years before, she learns a real estate developer is threatening the heart of her rural community—a tranquil pond and a relict stand of hemlocks. For Lizzy this is a magical place, hidden from the modern world.
Coaxed by an old friend to join a group fighting the development, Lizzy is reluctant—she wants to avoid both hope and him. But she realizes she can no longer keep the outside world at bay. As the battle over the development unfolds, and the dynamics among Lizzy’s remaining pets shift, she opens herself to two young neighbors who share her love of the natural environment—an awkward sixteen-year-old and an inquisitive ten-year-old. And as Happy’s elements return to the earth, buried memories find their way to the surface in increasingly curious ways.
Readers seeking a story about connections between individuals, communities, and the forces of special interest that challenge them will find How to Bury Your Dog an outstanding story of transformation.— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
How to Bury Your Dog weaves a quintessentially American story about our human connection to the land, the critters we love, and the people who complicate our lives – for better or worse. Rich with authentic characters and lovely descriptions of the natural world, Eva Silverfine’s big-hearted novel deftly tackles complex issues such as homeowners’ rights versus the collective good, and our instinctive desire to protect the garden that sustains us. —Ginger Pinholster, author of City in a Forest
With gorgeous prose and vivid description, Eva Silverfine reminds us of all that the Earth offers if we choose to listen. —Christina Consolino, author of Rewrite the Stars
A charming debut novel about the loss of our natural landscapes and the footprints we leave, as well as the tender memories we carry with us as we go forward. —Linda Rosen, author of Sisters of the Vine
A heartwarming tale of ordinary people who care about the environment. —Carolyn Geduld, author of Who Shall Live
Elastic Walls: From Brooklyn to Texas and Points in Between
“Seemingly fixed, the walls of a house are really elastic, accommodating all sorts of things inside.” This collection of essays, a memoir-in-vignettes, travels across time and place, reflecting on homes, family, relationships, pursuits, religion, and loss. From a childhood living above her parents’ hardware store in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in the 1960s; to an adolescence in the beach community of Rockaway, where the shifting sands mirrored her mother’s departure; to a young adulthood studying science until she remembered earlier aspirations of being a writer; to a parenthood raising two sons one mile down a gravel road in the Hill Country of Central Texas, Eva Silverfine explores that which is enduring among life’s impermanent experiences.