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The Weeds

The Weeds requests the reader to observe and look for connections, to question structures and patterns, and to discover new ways of seeing.

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Review of ‘The Weeds’

The Roman Colosseum is full of wonders and history and secrets—and plants. Observing, cataloging and communicating with these plants is the heart of Katy Simpson Smith’s impressive novel, as the narrative connects two women across time who are both performing these archival acts. Set in 1854 and 2018, The Weeds  moves between…

Behind the Book by Katy Simpson Smith

In the latest novel from acclaimed, bestselling author Katy Simpson Smith, two women in different time periods are tasked with cataloging the plants that grow in the Roman Colosseum. But how can unnoticed little weeds hold up the weight of a story?

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