A patchwork quilt is a collection of poetry like no other! What romanticizes the book even further for me is the fact that the book is a collaboration between a mother and a daughter written for the departed Father of Sulekha Rawat and Grandfather of Shloka Rawat. In a way then, it spans three generations of emotions, journey and togetherness! There is an ocean of difference in the styles of mother and daughter! They tell of the maturity of each poetess but says that in beautifully typical way! Shloka is bold, angry, sarcastic in some while Sulekha is melancholic, optimistic, hopeful and soft. It is interesting to see how the same areas and emotions of life can be looked at from different points of view. The poetry is poignant in some places and powerful in others. And the varied range of emotions that it brings out makes it a book for keeps. Something you would like to meddle with for a while, ponder about and store for another time, for another mood maybe. I would never recommend that the book be read in one seating! It is a thing to cherish not devour!