The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir (Paperback)
A Mother's Memoir
Springboard Press, 9780446559959, 392pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 2009
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Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known 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 that 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 store.
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Praise For The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir…
"With an honesty and intimacy rarely achieved in modern memoir, Katrina Kenison dissolves yearning into its complex, sensate parts. This is a book about mid-life want and loss. It is also a most knowing book about a most gracious love-about the gifts that are returned to those who find beauty where it falls."
—Beth Kephart, author, House of Dance