A bug, a goose, and a garden weave a profound story of love and growth in The Wandering Goose: A Modern Fable of How Love Goes (Sasquatch Books; September 2013; $15.95). This romantic and beautifully illustrated modern fable is an unconventional tale of love, loss, and healing that will soothe anyone with a broken heart.
Bug’s life is suddenly changed when a wandering goose ﬁnds his way into her garden. They fall in love, exploring and playing in the lush garden, exchanging poems, hopes, and dreams. But when Goose begins to feel a need to explore the world, Bug’s life changes once again.
Author Heather L. Earnhardt’s lyrical story is accompanied by simple but emotional illustrations by Frida Clements. Depicting relationships at their purest and most poignant, The Wandering Goose is a moving and expressive story for adults that reveals the truth about love, loss, and letting go.
About the Author and Illustrator
Heather L. Earnhardt grew up in North Carolina with thick red dirt on her toes, drunken summer thunderstorms, evening crickets, fireflies, and food, food, and more food. Heather owns The Wandering Goose restaurant in Seattle, which was inspired by this story. She lives in Seattle with her three children, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, rabbit, and Bug’s garden.
Frida Clements is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator whose work has become synonymous with the vibrant music scene of the Pacific Northwest, from commemorative silk-screened posters to the branding of Seattle’s most notable festivals and venues. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Tomo, son Forest, and daughter Sage.