Thanks for the comments. It’s good to know ya’ll are finding the series worthwhile so far. I guess there will be 7 or 8 posts in all.

Rachel, I would’ve been extremely surprised if you had said that LG was a warm and generous spirit, because by her own admission (in other books) she’s anything but. Brilliant but severe is how I’ve imagined her. And though I’ve read almost all of her books at least once, The Wild Iris is the only one that makes me want to re-read it multiple times. (Something the author would really, really hate to hear, I’ll bet!)