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Words like Pebbles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2002

    Like snow on raven's back....

    there is a pure and understated elegance to these poems. The book is unique in that the poems touch the heart of human experience across three generations of one family. Each compliments the other. There is gracefulness to their writing and the poems flow as you read. The writing of all three women is spare and though some poems are truly personal they are always accessible. Jessica's poetry is mystical at times and her imagery in poems like Fields, Shroud, and Fish is just beautiful. Although I read through the book at least three times, after hearing Linda and Jessica read aloud I opened the book again and found new ways of seeing the poems. Its a wonderful collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2001

    Powerful, Beautiful

    Jessica is a fabulous artist. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    Three Women, Related, Share Their Life

    This is a book written by three women related to each other but in different generations. How they think and relate their stories so much together but in some ways very different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    Words like Pebbles

    A most enjoyable read! I found myself reading it from beginning to end in one sitting...and will read it again! A very unusual format, one that should appeal to all readers, of all generations. I especially enjoyed the Trilogy...three women, three generations, three perspectives, and three writing styles. It was interesting to see that these three ladies could effectively express their thoughts and feelings through poetry, for themselves, for the reader, and for their generations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    The Poetic Voice of Three Generations

    This is a unique anthology in that it spans three generations of women who were born and lived in the twentieth century. The way the book is constructed in trilogies of poems with related themes, along with the authors' life stories, will appeal to a wide variety of people, young and old. The interspersed photos add interest. These women share their most personal life experiences. Each time I pick up this book, my perceptions are challenged and I am touched by something new. Especially appealing to women, I think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    unique

    I enjoyed reading these poems. Some brought tears to my eyes. It is 'grass roots' America. It certainly shows the generational traditions important to all of us and to this family. Uniquely set up and held my interest in one setting. However, I have returned to reread and to really enjoy--each time to pick up on something new. Excellent job to make a family`s poetry almost spiritual! This should be in everyone`s library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    Words like Pebbles

    I enjoyed getting to know Abbie, Linda, and Jessica through their works and stories. The photographs spoke volumes, as well as their poetry. Their life's struggles and praises became the author's common bond...so beautifully put on paper. The connection to the present with the final entry was precious. A book that I will read again and again. It spoke to my heart.

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