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Threads of Life [Kindle Edition]

Jessica Kristie
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Book Description

Enter the astonishingly honest world of American poet Jessica Kristie. Her new book, Threads of Life, is a crushing testament to the pain and anguish surrounding dysfunctional relationships. This author of the award winning and Pushcart Prize nominated volume, Dreaming in Darkness, has gone deeper into the human soul, revealing a fascinating understanding of those who are forced to endure the bleakest of circumstances, and affirming that true forgiveness is achieved through one’s own inner peace.

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About the Author

Jessica Kristie is an award winning author, a writer, and a lover of poetry. She is an advocate for art, an activist against human trafficking, and a soulful contributor to the strengthening of our creative communities.
Follow Jessica:
Twitter: @jesskristie

Product Details

  • File Size: 298 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing (March 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PUX7OO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,122,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deeply touching and emotional March 23, 2012
I love the words of Jessica Kristie. Heartfelt, touching, and all that we can relate to in some way. Loss that we all go through. Memories we keep in and never forget. Memories that run through our head at odd and unexpected times. Hurt and pain that is so hard to bare, yet there is no choice. Loneliness and loss. Wounds left to heal. But it is left up to us to heal them. The choice is ours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dark but beautiful April 9, 2012
Wow, this is not the kind of poetry you would want to read to lift yourself up, but it's very, very moving. I read some of this author's poetry on her website and then decided to get a copy of one of her poetry volumes. It touches me in so many ways. Definitely give this one a read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hope and Healing May 1, 2012
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"Threads of Life" is like music to me, for there is a song for every mood and emotion. There is comfort and hope in knowing that someone else has traveled the same road and found hope and healing. It may not be exactly the same circumstance as the Author, but all the same emotions are present. My favorite is "Frozen" it touched me deeply. Now not just a song will come to mind when I feel one of these strong emotions, but the words of Jessica Kristie will draw me back to her book to once again find I am not alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jessica Kristie Weaves A Powerful Collection July 9, 2012
Open to any page of Jessica Kristie's new book of poems and you will fall under her created spell. These poems talk about life, loss, grief, meaning, pain, wisdom, and life lessons with passion in an open and honest way that still shocks me -- mesmerizing. The work is beautiful, and I hate describing anything with such a pat word. What does beautiful mean? There is a dark beauty to the language, the way Jessica places a thought, makes me see something new in an old and fading image or mindset. Wow. These aren't the school poems I grew up studying. They are new and filled with turns of phrase that had me rereading. I read a poem each night. That's just the way I like to read poetry and short story collections, since I want to picture each theme, image, character's voice as one entity before moving onto the next. Threads of Life can be read, as most poetry collections can be read, very quickly, one after another, but sparsing them out over the last couple months has been enlightening, and kept me in Jessica Kristie's world, her mindset -- a very curious and fine place to be. Can't wait for the next book Kristie writes, which is rumored to be a novel. Check out her first collection of poetry as well. Equally thrilling.

I received an ARC of Threads of Life. My opinions are my own. I love poetry and I hope you enjoy Jessica's book too.
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More About the Author

Jessica Kristie is an award winning author, a writer, and a lover of poetry. She is an advocate for art, an activist against human trafficking, and a soulful contributor to the strengthening of our creative communities.

Barbed-Wire Butterflies, her first novel, released January 2013, is a fiction account of a young girl faced with the atrocities of human trafficking and her struggle to find freedom. Jessica has committed 100% of all print royalties and a percentage of digital copies and merchandise to Courage Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

Dreaming in Darkness, Jessica's first volume of poetry, was the winner of the 2011 Sharp Writ Award and was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. Jessica's second collection, Threads of Life, published through Winter Goose Publishing, along with her eBook offering to writers, Weekly Inspirations for Writers & Creators. She is also the co-creator of the art and poetry collaboration Inspiration Speaks Volume 1.

You can find her fusion of poetry and music with the collaboration, KRISTIE & CLOVERFIELD, released through Ultrasonic Music Germany, and available everywhere.

Jessica has been published in several online and print magazines such as Zouch, Muse, and The Huffington Post. You can find all of Jessica's appearances under her Press Page at

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jessica Kristie discovered her passion for writing as a child. Along with her creative side, she works in the publishing industry, is an avid supporter of all creative souls, and hopes to draw readers into her world through shared emotion. She inspires to forgive, remember, and heal, while continuing to dedicate herself to the eradication of all forms of human trafficking.

Follow Jessica:
Twitter: @jesskristie


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