It was half way through the book when I went to my Facebook feed and complained, “WHY DIDN’T YOU PEOPLE TELL ME ABOUT PATRICIA A. MCKILLIP!” and the response was “We thought you knew?”
Rare is it that I call a book “beautiful”, but that’s the best way I can describe the writing in Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip, a collection of her shorter works. I could go into how each short story or novella is wonderful, full of emotion and wonderfully written, or I could simply say that you will not be disappointed if you read this book and that you should. There was only one short story that I didn’t like as much as the others, “A Gift to be Simple”, but I think that was more a matter of taste rather than any issue with quality of writing.
Seriously, there’s nothing more I can say about it: go read this book.