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  • By Steve Kelley
    Jul 22, 2013
    Intrigued by the lead line “We were bound by invisible bonds…” of Between Mothers and Daughters, I found myself reaching into the pages of this book like a curious kitten into a curtain or a cupboard, and what I found was a thought-provoking delight. As a man, reading a book whose title seemingly left me out, reaching across the invisible barrier between the genders is important work that sometimes feels to me like a locked safe. Authors Linda Ostrander and her mother Fleeta Martin Woodaman’s poems and penetrating thoughts shared freely in this work provide some keys. Between Mothers and Daughters shares deep appreciation for not only love but for separation. This is no narrow work, but an exposition of the “hard stuff” and tough love we all experience, balanced with a deep, feminine love; a love that men would do well to emulate and understand better. We travel in the authors lives into aging , relationships churning and changing, depressions fought through, and the joys of... More > hard-earned separations, and there is love – much deeper than the fleeting word itself. Poems with tender awarenesses touching deep parts of how much influence we have on each other. Influence, after all, is the stuff of which we are made, with memories like this one from “I Wonder”, “Sitting at my computer, I thought I heard your footsteps in the hall. Tip-tap, tip-tap, Approaching slowly, one foot dragging, hesitating. Then not at all.” This insightful collection of poems represents a foundational understanding of more than genders. It is a delight to read for women and men, children and parents, uncles and nephews, sisters and brothers, crossing generations; no where will you find a narrow passage, and here you will find how to do the work we all need to do. After reading it, I bought copies for several of my friends and particularly the mothers and daughters in my family.< Less
  • By Sylvia Attkisson
    May 31, 2013
    Who knew that my very intelligent but very proper aunt was a poet!!! And such poems. Most written 80 years ago when she was a young woman...but very current in their themes. For her daughter to have compiled them with such insight as well as such love is a gift to everyone who reads this charming little book.
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Product Details

First Edition
Linda Ostrander
January 9, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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