The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur.
This one sentence is more than enough to know what this collection of poetry is going to be about.
This exactly like, we say “Rumi” and you know what’s it’s going to be about.
Wait, you don’t? Then see here.
Anyways, moving forward.
As usual, we know Kaur writes poetry about violence, abuse, love, loss, femininity, trauma, healing and migration.
(huff..! Long list)
But what does her second book has to give to the readers?
What’s new in Rupi Kaur’s second book?
Let’s figure that out!
The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Also see: “This” book was released on the day Rupi Kaur’s Homebody was released! Click to see which!
The book was originally released on 03 October 2017, 3 years after her 1st book Milk and Honey came out.
The book is 255 page paperback translated in more than 35 languages!
The Sun and her Flowers sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and by the time you’re reading this, god knows how many more!
Like every other book by Rupi Kaur, the illustrations in this book are done by the author herself.
Okay, so Rupi Kaur is a poetess AND and ILLUSTRATOR!
(Girl STOP! Literally. How much more talented do you have to be? )
After the self published and tremendously successful book Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur signed a two book deal with Andrews McMeel Publishing for United States of America.
While publisher Simon and Schuster have publishing in United Kingdom
(which, in fact, did work out pretty well! I mean, look at the success!)
Why ‘the sun and her flowers’?
When asked about the title of the book, Rupi Kaur says that
The title just comes.
So, readers there’s no specific reference to from where the title came from.
However, Rupi Kaur admires the way the sunflowers worship the sun.
How they bloom with happiness when the sun rises and how they go down as the sun goes down.
Kaur thinks that this is a beautiful representation of LOVE!
Chapters in ‘the sun and her flowers’
And reminding of blooming, the book is divided into 5 chapters and each single chapter signifies something. Namely:
Ch. 1 The wilting
signifying heartbreak and loss of a loved ones.
Ch. 2 The falling
signifying depressive feelings after the heartbreak.
Ch. 3 The rooting
which show journey of migration and female infanticide.
Ch. 4 The rising
well, you can guess what it signifies.
Ch. 5 The blooming
this signify the acceptance of the whole self. Everything you go through, the scars.
The Sun and Her Flowers topping Tables!
After the book released on October 3 2017, it was
- Second on Amazon Best Seller List
- Under top 10 New York Times best selling book
- And, as of January 5 2020, it was in the NEW YORK TIMES best selling list for 76 weeks!
(This is success you guys! You go girl!)
The sun and her flowers; Reader response.
The sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur has been accepted very nicely by the readers worldwide- a heartfelt welcome!
The sun and her flowers is rated 4.2/5 by Goodreads. Which is huge!
However, what has pros, has cons too! The book has also received critical reviews by the readers.
Some readers say, the fact that how she has mixed her love poems with the ones about immigration seems a bit indigestible and a bit out of the context.
Some say her literature is simple and poems are not that way.
You, can’t distort
And call them
Yeah. Exactly like this.
However, the fact that the book has “chhappar faad” ratings is enough to tell that who’s side is the audience on. Critic’s or Rupi’s!
Well, you decide your side! Tell me if you’ve read this book “the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur”?
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What’s new in Rupi Kaur’s 2nd book?
Yes. This was the question we put up in the beginning. Well, usually she writes about very very sensitive topics.
Sometimes they’re social as well but in the sun and her flowers, Kaur has focused more on romance and love.
Which made it so popular among the young adult age group.
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