The Gift of An Ordinary Day

The Gift of An Ordinary Day

A Mother's Memoir

Book - 2009
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The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

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.
Published: New York : Springboard Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446409483
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 KEN
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.


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Mar 11, 2011

A memoir of transitions, as the author moves to a new home and copes with her sons' growing up. Inspiring at times and comforting throughout, with nice descriptions of rural New Hampshire.


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