Gratitude and Great Books

I thought I would board the train of holiday gift ideas as a way to express gratitude for all the authors I've met,  books I've read, and friendships I've deepened this year.  Here is a short list of books that run from fiction to non fiction to poetry. They are favorites in terms of both words and the women behind the words. Definitely worth looking at.

Letter from the Emily Dickinson Room (White Pine Press) by Kelli Russell Agodon for those trying to find calmness in a chaotic world. Signed copies available at

The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers & a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife (Simon & Schuster 2009) by Janna Cawrse Esarey, travel memoir about love and other dangerous adventures.

Beyond Forgetting: Poetry & Prose about Alzheimer's Disease (written for
families, caregivers, and medical professionals caring for those with
Alzheimer's Disease) Kent State University Press, 2009. by Holly Hughes.

Forgetting English (travel-themed short story collection), Eastern Washington University Press, 2009. ( by Midge Raymond.

Underlife (poems of food, love, and family all exquisitely rendered), Caven Kerry Press, 2009. Available at better bookstores, Caven Kerry Press or by January O'Neil.


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