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The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir (Hardcover)
November 2009 Indie Next List
“The profound life transition from hands-on mother to empty nester makes you ache for routine days gone by. Katrina Kenison's memoir -- full of heart -- offers a thoughtful read for moms of teens.”
— Candy Purdom, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.
The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.
About the Author
From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. She co-edited, with John Updike, The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). She wrote, with Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga (Random House, 2002).
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