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Thursday, August 6, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir by Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Springboard Press/Hachette

I received this book from Anna at Hachette - Thanks Anna!

About the book: The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition--boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, as well as an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of midlife longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of mothering teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always know it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in their lives. (from the inside cover)

About the author: Katrina Kenison is the author of Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry. She has appeared on Oprah and other shows. Her writing has appeared in O, Real Simple, Family Circle, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Health, and other publications. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. She coedited, with John Updike, The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She wrote, with Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. (from the inside cover)

The Gift of an Ordinary Day
Publisher/Publication Date: Springboard Press, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-40948-3
320 pages



1 comment:

Heidi V said...

This sounds like the place I'm at now and I'm going to keep my eye out for this book.

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