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Publisher Description

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept 
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year 
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom


Fiction & Literature
October 3
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Customer Reviews

Emilaayyaa ,


There is never a poem that doesn’t shake me to my core. I love every poem Rupi Kaur writes and pours herself into. Definitely a fantastic read.

mexsand ,


The kind of book that you can read feel the pain love and all the emotion of the writer makes you think of your own life and your experiences and what life is really about

Ashten Reeves ,

The Sun and Her Flowers

I first discovered this book from a post someone had made on some social media platform. The post was an image of one of the pages in this exquisite piece of literature. I’d like to pick my favorite poem from this collection, and say it was the one that drew my attention, but I simply can’t choose just one. I highlighted every poem that stood out to me until I realized I was highlighting almost all of them. I can’t even remember which one stood out to me most, because every poem in this book is so wonderfully written. Rupi Kaur illustrates her life and experiences so vividly. You can feel her emotion in every syllable. It took me quite a while to finish reading this piece. At first, I quickly read through the pages, as I was yearning for more: I couldn’t put it down. It’s not the type of book that makes you think “I need to know what happens next”; it’s the type of book that makes you want to know what she feels next, how she grows from these tragedies, not only the experiences themselves, but how she illustrates her emotions and actions she so carefully expresses. When I realized I was nearing the last 50 or so pages, I put it down. I didn’t want it to end: I wanted to hold onto the feeling of this experience remaining ongoing. I have, however, finally finished it, after having been reminded that I can always read it again. I’ve rarely found a collection of poems that I love so much. Not many poets keep my attention throughout their poetry books. 10/10 would recommend this piece to anyone who even remotely enjoys reading poetry.

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