Poetry. California Interest. The seemingly placid surfaces of LITTLE CLIMATES lure the reader into the mystery of what swims underneath. In her debut collection, L. A. Johnson examines the disparate spaces humans occupy in relationships--together and separately, alone and as unit. For even in a love union, each individual still inhabits their own space of mystery and wonder; their pasts, how they've changed, how they dream of the present: these are the little climates.