TALES OF OUR LIVES - Reflection Pond: Award-Winning Stories from WomensMemoirs.com Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0181MCKD8
- Publisher : Knowledge Access Press; 1st edition (November 15, 2015)
- Publication date : November 15, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4807 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 373 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,845,982 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My favourite so far has been Burying Sara Teasdale by Renee Cassese. You are immediately tossed headlong into the "immoral and erratic behaviour" of the author. It concerns the termination of what I presume is a wonderful lesbian relationship between the author and her best friend. You are drawn into the inner sanctuary of their relationship, including a love of poetry. She goes to great lengths to find a tome of poems, only to have it returned, and now cathartically buries the book at the site of their friendship.
Then there's Ann Bennett's few spent in India. A practising Christian (one presumes) there's the conflict of the colourful and drawing celebration of the Hindu God Ganesha. Unable to escape the magnetism of the ceremony, they find themselves being blessed by a Hindu priest, bring on a load of guilt and confusion. It's beautifully written.
There are stories of the first period, announced to all and sundry at a party in a particularly painful manner, women facing cancer treatment, like the poignant "All dressed up" by Renee winter, and other such.
Another of my favourites is Fire breathing yellow jackets by Sharon MaHarry. It's the story of physical pain, firstly from rheumatic fever and then the thin line of the emotional pain associated with obesity; first rejection by a husband, then the discovery that she is lesbian at heart only to have one relationship after another terminated. Finally there's the very real pain of arthritic joints, overloaded with a too-heavy body. It's a touching story, beautifully honest.
This is a great book, especially for aspiring authors. The thoughts on how to write an engaging tale alone make Tales of our lives worth every cent.
Frustratingly, so typical of amazon, the price varies enormously depending on where you opt in. They bring us great reads but there's an underlying dishonesty that I don't like. Buyer beware! I'm not expecting them to publish this!