Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

By Kate Braestrup
(Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316031905, 240pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2010 Indie Notables
“Maine minister Kate Braestrup offers a relaxed, realistic, and quietly awed reflection on the institution of matrimony. Widowed and remarrying while performing weddings for others, she is kind, funny, and thoughtful, and her thorough explorations allow room for mystery and grace.”
-- Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


Description
In her award-winning memoir Here If You Need Me," Kate Braestrup won the hearts of readers across the country with her deeply moving and deftly humorous stories of faith, hope and family. Now, with her inimitable voice and generous spirit, she turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment in MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY. As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after "the ceremony. From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse. Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other, and proves yet again why Kate Braestrup's writing is "inspirational in the best sense" (New York Daily News").



About the Author

Kate Braestrup is the chaplain for the Maine Warden Service and the author of the memoir Here If You Need Me and the novel Onion. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, O, Mademoiselle, More, Ms., and Law and Order and lives in Maine with her husband and children.

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