Join us in welcoming Vermont's Elayne Clift to our store where she will be discussing and signing her new book Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers.
This first-of-its-kind anthology is a moving collection of prose and poetry by 21 women who understand the challenges, and rewards, of caretaking, whether for parents and other family members, spouses, children, or friends. Offering support and validation to women who are now caregivers, it is rich with warmth, wisdom and wit.
"Elayne Clift's collection is an act of love. Gathering the voices of women - each straddling her own continuum of attachment and agency, swaying to the draining drumbeat of relief at what remains today and fear of what will soon be lost - this anthology situates the generosity of caregivers within the complex and compassionate relationships that define being human. It offers wisdom, reveals conflict, and reminds us that love of self and another are woven together to create our unique patterns of healing." - Ayesha Chatterjee, Program Manager, Our Bodies Ourselves.
Elayne Clift is a writer, author, lecturer, doula, traveler, activist, liberal, feminist, internationally experienced health communications specialist, wife, mom, and woman of a certain age. Her first novel, Hester's Daughters - based on The Scarlet Letter - was published in 2012. In 2014, Elayne Clift and lead author Christine Morton published Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-emergence of Woman-supported Childbirth in the U.S. through Praclarus Press (Jan. 2014). In addition to being a regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons, she is a frequent contributor to Women's Feature Service, Women's Media Center, Vermont Magazine and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books. The author of two short story collections, two poetry collections, and a memoir, published under the imprint OGN Publications, her creative work appears in numerous anthologies and literary magazines internationally. Having been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Christian Science Monitor, she now aspires to just one byline in The New York Times.