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Comment: Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Date of Publication: 2007
Binding: soft cover
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Description: Signed by Author Author inscription "Jen, you awesome poet goddess, shine on" on title page. Light reading wear. Some ink markings on pages.
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Blue Laws Paperback – 2007

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A chapbook of poems.

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press (2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1599242184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599242187
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,902,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Glenn on December 27, 2007
This narrative collection tackles raising an autistic child, serious illness and a brother's suicide with precision and lyricism and even humor. The book's opener, "Trees," with its leafy branches contrasted with the long hair of the narrator's late brother and its stunner ending, is a heartbreak of a poem. Details stand out: the little cloth gloves and pink ointments of a sickly boy in "Good Friday Kiss," the "little bobbin of your heart/ spinning inside its quiet nook" in "The Sacrifice," about a mother's late-night sewing, and "cannonball of cartilage in the lake of her eye" after an accident in "Blue Laws: Provo, Utah."

Bitting demonstrates that simple language can be the most evocative in the final stanza of "The Edge," in which the narrator's daughter runs her finger along her mother's cancer surgery scar during a frank discussion of the end of life:

"Then we opened a book
and found a fairy tale to read
even darker, more outrageous than our own."

"Blue Laws" is neither a fairy tale nor particularly dark, but it is a book that readers will want to turn to again and again.
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