This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. After seventy-six-year-old caro Spencer suffers a heart attack, her family sends her to a private retirement home to wait out the rest of her days. Bestselling author “may sarton has never been better than she is in this beautiful, unwanted, harrowing novel about being old, yet refusing to give up” The Boston Globe.
As We Are Now: A Novel #ad - . The journal entries describe not only her frustrations, but also small moments of beauty—found in a welcome visit from her minister, or in watching a bird in the garden. But as she writes, Caro grows increasingly sensitive to the casual atrocities of retirement-home life.
Coming into the End Zone: A MemoirOpen Road Media #ad - Coming into the end zone is an account of everything Grumbach observes over the course of a year. Coming into the end zone captures the days of a woman entering a new stage of life with humanity and abiding hope. Astute observations and vivid memories of quotidian events pepper her story, which surprises even her with its fullness and vigor.
A new york times notable book: one woman’s search for the value of a long life with the advent of her seventieth birthday, the premature deaths of her younger friends, many changes have beset Doris Grumbach: the rapidly accelerating speed of the world around her, and her move from cosmopolitan Washington, her own increasing infirmities, DC, to the calm of the Maine coast.
The Passion According to G.H. New Directions BooksNew Directions #ad - At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature…Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that “best corresponded to her demands as a writer. ”. Lispector’s most shocking novel. The passion According to G.
H. Clarice lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G. H. Sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, who enters her maid’s room, slams the door —crushing the cockroach —and then watches it die.
At Seventy: A JournalOpen Road Media #ad - In this, caring for her dogs, she savors the daily pleasures of tending to her garden, her ode to aging, and entertaining guests at her beloved Maine home by the sea. Her reminiscences are raw, and her observations are infused with the poetic candor for which Sarton—over the course of her decades-long career—became known.
At times mournful and at others hopeful, looking back on it all, could proclaim, this is a beautiful memoir of the year in which Sarton, “I am more myself than I have ever been. ”. May sarton’s honest and engrossing journal of her seventieth year, spent living and working on the Maine coast May Sarton’s journals are a captivating look at a rich artistic life.
At Seventy: A Journal #ad - An enlightening glimpse into a time—the early 1980s—and an age, At Seventy is at once specific and universal, providing a unique window into septuagenarian life that readers of all generations will enjoy.
At Eighty-Two: A JournalOpen Road Media #ad - The new york times–bestselling author of At Seventy returns with a memoir about advancing age, including her experience with a series of strokes. This journal takes us into the heart and mind of an extraordinary artist and woman, and is a must-read for Sarton devotees and anyone facing the reality of growing older.
This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. As she becomes more and more aware of “what holds life together in a workable whole, ” she takes solace in flowers and chocolate and reading letters from devoted fans. In this poignant and fearless account, Sarton chronicles the struggles of life at eighty-two.
At Eighty-Two: A Journal #ad - She juxtaposes the quotidian details of life—battling a leaky roof, celebrity, the joy of buying a new mattress—with lyrical musings about work, sharing an afternoon nap with her cat, devoted friends, and the limitations wrought by the frailties of age. She creates poetry out of everyday existence, whether bemoaning a lack of recognition by the literary establishment or the devastation wrought by a series of strokes.
Incapacitated by illness, Sarton relies on friends for the little things she always took for granted.
A Reckoning: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Insightful and witty, a reckoning is an unforgettable portrait of one woman’s journey to seize life before it ends, and of the power in embracing the fact that the most challenging interactions are often the most rewarding. When she learns that she is dying, Laura Spelman vows to spend her final year only on what matters most.
As she quickly realizes, this means coming to terms with her most fruitful and important bonds—her “real connections”—all of which have been with women. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. In this poignant novel by a new York Times–bestselling author, a dying woman looks back on the great relationships of her life.
A Reckoning: A Novel #ad - From her tempestuous daughter and beloved aunt, Laura revisits her most significant relationships, to a promising lesbian writer she is mentoring and a cherished friend from her youth, each fraught with its own history and meaning.
Journal of a SolitudeOpen Road Media #ad - She confesses her fears, her disappointments, her unresolved angers. She likens writing to “cracking open the inner world again, ” which sometimes plunges her into depression. In her bravest and most revealing memoir, Sarton casts her keenly observant eye on both the interior and exterior worlds. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.
May sarton may sarton’s parrot chatters away as Sarton looks out the window at the rain and contemplates returning to her “real” life—not friends, not even love, but writing. Both uplifting and cathartic, it sweeps us along on Sarton’s pilgrimage inward. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.
The poet and author’s “beautiful. . . Wise and warm” journal of time spent in her New Hampshire home alone with her garden, the seasons, and herself Eugenia Thornton, her books, Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sarton’s garden is her great, abiding joy, sustaining her through seasons of psychic and emotional pain.
Journal of a Solitude #ad - Journal of a solitude is a moving and profound meditation on creativity, oneness with nature, and the courage it takes to be alone. She shares insights about everyday life in the quiet New Hampshire village of Nelson, the desire for friends, and need for solitude—both an exhilarating and terrifying state.
The Fifth Child Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside—until the birth of their fifth baby. As he grows older and more terrifying, David cannot bring himself to touch him, Harriet finds she cannot love him, and their four older children are afraid of him.
Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, abnormally strong and violent, insatiably hungry, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world.
The Fifth Child Vintage International #ad - Doris lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality. Harriet and david lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England.
After the Stroke: A JournalOpen Road Media #ad - Sarton’s journal is filled with daily accounts of the weather, her garden, beloved pets, and her concerns about losing psychic energy and no longer feeling completely whole. From her sprawling house off the coast of Maine, Sarton shares the quotidian details of her life in the aftermath of what her doctors identified as a small brain hemorrhage.
What they did not tell her was the effect it would have on her life and work. A woman who had always prized her solitude, Sarton experiences feelings of intense loneliness. When overwhelmed by the past, she tries to find comfort in soothing remembrances of her travels, and struggles to learn to live moment by moment.
After the Stroke: A Journal #ad - Feeling cut off and isolated—from herself most of all—after suffering a stroke at age 73, May Sarton began a journal that helped her along the road to recovery. As sarton begins to regain her strength, she rejoices in the life “recaptured and in all that still lies ahead. Interspersed with heartfelt recollections about fellow poets and aspiring writers who see in Sarton a powerful muse, this is a wise and moving memoir about life after illness.
The bestselling feminist author’s “lyrical, sensitive” account of her efforts to regain her health, art, candid, and sense of self after a stroke Publishers Weekly. . She wrote every day without fail, even if illness sometimes prevented her from penning more than a few lines.
Verbena: A NovelA Shannon Ravenel Book #ad - A big-hearted novel of a southern woman’s trials and tribulations: “Kincaid’s voice is a true original” Alice Hoffman, bestselling author of The Rules of Magic. When bobby died in a car wreck with another woman at his side, a small house, Verbena was left with five kids, and a big empty place in her heart.
And the nonstop plot twists keep us riveted to the adventures of her unruly clan and her messy search for love and meaning. Orlando sentinel “Exuberant . . . Bena eckerd has one of those fabulously unpredictable and noisy households that can both drive you crazy and make you sane again . . . But she’s trying.
Verbena: A Novel #ad - She did her best to pick up the pieces—and pick up where her husband left off, mowing the lawn, paying the mortgage, and raising her children so they’d turn out reasonably decent. Five years later, bena’s got two daughters who have run off with no-good men, a backyard full of marijuana plants none of her kids will own up to, and a semi-personal relationship with Jesus.
A well-told and likable tale” Kirkus Reviews. And despite the fact that he’s married, he seems to want her too, in this “touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart . .
The House by the Sea: A JournalOpen Road Media #ad - And something told her it was time to move on. She creates a new garden and fears that in this tranquil state, she may never write again. When may sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct. But in her solitude—with its occasional interruptions for trips away and visits from friends—she realizes that creativity is constantly renewing itself.
Surrounded by nothing but endless ocean, and vast skies, woods, Sarton experiences a rare sense of peace. Accompanied by her wild cat, and tamas, Bramble, a Shetland shepherd puppy—the first dog she ever owned—Sarton embarked on the next chapter of her life. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.
The House by the Sea: A Journal #ad - This journal offers fascinating insight into a remarkable woman and the work and friendships that form the twin pillars of her life. The author and poet’s graceful elegy about life, love, work, and growing older: “The most moving and the most thoughtful of her journal-memoirs” The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.
The house she chose by the sea in the Maine village of York is completely isolated except during the summer months.