Sleeping Letters was reviewed in the Telegraph
‘The structure is so unusual ( the only thing I have ever read that is anything close is Max Porter’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers) that initially, at least, I struggled to find my feet. Perseverance is required, as when learning a dance. Once the various steps have been assimilated and mastered, the music takes over. This book carries the readers to a place where inhibitions and fears about loss and death give way to something more hopeful; and, in their own way, real. ‘
Marie-Elsa's new book Sleeping letters was written on silent retreat. In this environment and companioned by the ritual of the Eucharist and monastic hours of silence, she was able to face the family tragedy of the death of her mother when she was only six years old....