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The Quiet Center: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine

Victoria (New York, N. Y.)

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ISBN 10: 0688154646 / ISBN 13: 9780688154646
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0688154646 * Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Few pages dog-eared. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING765ARM363

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Titel: The Quiet Center: Women Reflecting on Life's...

Verlag: Hearst Books

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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The Quiet Center contains original essays by award-winning, best-selling women writers that appeared in Victoria magazine during its first decade: Diane Ackerman, Madeleine LEngle, Jane Howard, Susan Minot, Whitney Otto, Francine Prose, Carol Shields, Jane Smiley, Phyllis Theroux, Judith Thurman, and others. Victorias three million-plus readers turn to these essays for ideas, inspiration, solace, and uplift. Like William Bennetts best-selling book Book of Virtues, The Quiet Center speaks to the core values and spirituality of millions of women who will find this book both an indispensable companion and a meaningful gift. Contents include reflections on timeless subjects: the relationship of sisters, the lessons learned from mothers and grandmothers, the rituals that are the rhythms of daily life, the eternal rites of childhood. There is a section here as well on beloved authors from the past, from Jane Austen to Willa Cather and Edith Wharton.

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In this collection of highly acclaimed women writers (including Jane Smiley, Madeleine L'Engle, Diane Ackerman, and Carol Shields), we find the mystery and meaning in life's most ordinary passages and rituals, such as allowing the sound of a mother's lullaby to enter one's DNA, or learning to fall in love, or muddling through the stages of sisterhood. Although these essays originally appeared in Victoria magazine, they are untainted by schmaltz or flowery notions. Each piece speaks from precious years of spiritual reflection and carries the weight of world-class writers. --Gail Hudson

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