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A second blooming : becoming the women we are meant to be / edited by Susan Cushman.

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Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2017.
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238 pages ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
American essays -- 21st century.
American essays -- Women authors.
American literature -- 21st century.
American essays.
American literature.
Summary:
A collection of essays by twenty-one authors who are emerging from the chrysalis they built for their younger selves and transforming into the women they are meant to be. They are not all elders, but all have embraced the second half of their lives with a generative spirit.
Contents:
Foreword / by Anne Lamott
Acknowledgements
Introduction / Susan Cushman, Editor
I. Blooming through surrender
Beyond this point there be dragons / Suzanne Henley
Sweet hereafter / Mary Karr
II. Blooming after loss
Pushing up the sun / Kathy Rhodes
Chapter 21 / Jessica Handler, from Invisible Sisters
My brother's keeper / Julie Cantrell
Widow Wessman / NancyKay Sullivan Wessman
Root / River Jordan
III. Blooming in place
Couple bad nights in Brindisi / Nina Gaby
When dusk fell an hour earlier / Beth Ann Fennelly
Syringa vulgaris / Alexis Paige
Abuse: a survivor's message for the Vatican / Kim Michele Richardson
IV. Blooming again ... and again
Woman on a half shell / Wendy Reed
Walker / Ellen Morris Prewitt
Second chance at empyt-nesting / Susan Marquez
Triskele / Sally Palmer Thomason
Dharma slut / Jennifer Bradner
V. Blooming in careers and communities
Something has to die / Cassandra King
My eudaimonia / Emma French Connolly
Second half / Jennifer Horne
Liturgy / Natasha Trethewey, from Beyond Katrina
Contributors
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Contributor:
Cushman, Susan, editor.
Mercer University Press.
ISBN:
9780881466126
0881466123
OCLC:
973227200