Sharing the Journey: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine

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Katherine Ball Ross
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 309 pages
A timeless collection of memoirs, culled from the pages of Victoria magazine, by some of the finest women writers around. Such distinguished authors as Diane Ackerman, Jane Howard, Perri Klass, Madeleine L’Engle, Susan Minot, Francine Prose, Carol Shields, and Jane Smiley have contributed to these pages—and their emotionally rich, lovingly crafted essays embrace all phases of a woman’s life, as well as literature and the process of writing itself. The topics so insightfully and often poignantly explored include childhood, motherhood, solitude, rituals, home, sisters, and remembering the past. From Phyllis Theroux’s memories of her convent education to Susan Schneider’s thoughts on living in “A Gently Haunted House,” each piece will touch your heart, mind, and soul.
 

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THE QUIET CENTER: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine

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A collection of brief, rather shallow, sentiment-tinged essays and memoirs from some noted writers. Victoria's editors have gathered almost 70 glimpses of domestic existence from the first decade of ... Read full review

The quiet center: women reflecting on life's passages from the pages of Victoria magazine

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Victoria, a Hearst magazine, has been described as one of the most successful consumer publications launched in the last decade. The short original essays collected here from its pages and introduced ... Read full review

Contents

Maxine Clair Listening to My Mothers Song
8
Catherine Calvert The Palaces of Downtown
14
Faye Moskowitz Miss Bartletts Quotations
22
Suzanne Berne The Gift of Memory
30
Judith Thurman A Promenade with William
38
Gardner McFall A Deskfor My Daughter
45
Susan J Gordon May Your Life
54
J Andersen At Grandmothers Table
64
Susan Minot Messengers of the Heart
145
Catherine Calvert Wrapping Up a Memory
154
Acts oj Grace
162
Madeleine LEngle A Crosswicks Kind
168
in a Teacup
171
Rituals
176
Doris Bryden Randall The Dance of Life
186
Marjorie Sandor Piano for Four Hands
192

Catherine Calvert Cheers for
70
Childhood
85
Phyllis Theroux A BellRegulated Eden
90
Catherine Calvert Porch Swings Old Novels
97
Janette Turner Hospital The Site of First
108
Phyllis Theroux My Mother and Mendocino
115
Caroline Seebohm Oxjord in My Time
123
Susan Allen Toth Meditations Among
129
Kim Waller Houseguests
135
Grandmothers
199
Perri Klass The Narrated Life
208
Patricia OToole Passport to the Universe
217
Susan Minot Looking for Edith
226
Michele Slung The GrownUp Charms of Classic
233
Susan Schneider Through the Window of a Book
239
In the Company
254
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