Dog Flowers

Danielle Geller’s memoir Dog Flowers will be available on January 12, 2021. You can pre-order it now from Penguin Random House or order it from your local, independent bookstore through IndieBound.

Summary: A daughter returns home to the Navajo reservation to confront her family’s history and retrace her mother’s life—using both narrative and archive in this arrestingly original memoir.

After Danielle Geller’s mother dies of a withdrawal from alcohol during a period of homelessness, she is forced to return to Florida. Using her training as a librarian and archivist, Geller collects her mother’s documents, diaries, and photographs into a single suitcase and begins on a journey of confronting her family’s history and the decisions she’s been forced to make, a journey that will end at her mother’s home: the Navajo reservation.

Praise for Dog Flowers


Kirkus starred review:

Geller’s mix of archival research and personal memoir allows readers to see a refreshing variety of perspectives and layers, resulting in an eye-opening, moving narrative.

A deftly rendered, powerful story of family, grief, and the search for self.