Mary Oliver and Mary Malone Cook
Our World is more than a collection of images by Mary Oliver's late partner, Mary Malone Cook. It is a brief chronicle of over four decades together and all the astonishing goodness that love engenders. This book of poems and photographs attests to life's unmistakable (but often overlooked) joy as revealed by laughter, glances and personal adventures.
There are some striking photographs of Mary Oliver, which could have only been photographed by someone who truly sees her. But this isn't a who's-who of Provincetown. Lorraine Hansberry, Norman Mailer, and Eleanor Roosevelt appear alongside Mississippi schoolchildren and sailors in France.
This moving portrait of a decades-long love affair with life would look great on a coffee table, but should probably be kept closer at hand.