Anna Odessa Linzer has just published a beautiful new book Home Waters with Paper Hammer in Seattle, Washington. The website describes her new book as such:
Anna Odessa Linzer’s home waters are the Salish Sea. Her childhood summers were spent along the beaches, and her life since has been lived along this same water. She has made her home in a log cabin; a dirt floor shack; a geodesic dome covered with shakes she handsplit from cedar drift; small structures she designed and built; a green-metal house designed for her by Ibsen Nelsen; and the Treehouse, designed by Tom Bosworth in the 70s. The beaches have washed up bits of stories, and like the people she has known and the old growth cedar saved from the roof of the Treehouse, they became part of HOME WATERS.
A hand bookbinder in the 70s and 80s, Anna entered into the publication of HOME WATERS with Marquand Books as a collaboration of artists, designers, and craftspeople, much like the way she enters writing with her characters. She dreams her stories into life; the making of HOME WATERS was imagined into being.
HOME WATERS contains three novels: Blind Virgil, Dancing on Water, and A River Story. These beautifully crafted Northwest stories have been produced in two sets of special editions. A limited edition of twenty-five is handbound in leather and held in a handcrafted cedar box made from salvaged old-growth shakes, each with a bronze, brass, or copper maritime found object. The other fine edition of the trilogy is handbound in cloth and paper.
The book is available for purchase on the Paper Hammer website.