Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
A Line Made by Walking is a lyrical tale about a young woman struggling with mental illness. Set over the course of several months, Baume draws us into the deeply personal story of Frankie, a young artist retreating from, and struggling to engage with the world while living alone in a rundown cottage belonging to her late grandmother. Worried about by her mother and neighbour, abandoned by - and having abandoned - her life in Dublin, Frankie turns to photographing the natural world around her to try to extract some meaning from it. Told in honest, poetic prose, Baume creates a startling narrative, full of raw emotion, laced with artful description, surgical incisiveness, and complex characterisation, and through it all explores one person's fragility, obsession, despair, and hope.