Woman Alone: A Farmhouse Journal

Woman Alone: A Farmhouse Journal

by Carol Burdick, Olive Ann Burns
     
 

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The sensitive and introspective observations of a poet as she seeks comfort and sustenance at her family farmhouse, where natural beauty and the orderly progression of the seasons help her cope with a recent divorce, her aging parents’ suffering, and the problems of adolescent children. The isolation of the farmhouse provides her with time to ponder the new

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The sensitive and introspective observations of a poet as she seeks comfort and sustenance at her family farmhouse, where natural beauty and the orderly progression of the seasons help her cope with a recent divorce, her aging parents’ suffering, and the problems of adolescent children. The isolation of the farmhouse provides her with time to ponder the new life she plans to create for herself; and her journal, now available to readers, unfolds the meticulous records of one woman’s bewildering richness of experience.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Reeling from a divorce after 20 years of marriage, aspiring writer Burdick held a full-time job as she helped care for her dying father. Her only release was in weekend or evening escapes to the family's farm in upper New York State. The house, without plumbing or electricity, and its 70 acres offered Burdick serenity and solitude as she struggled with her parents' suffering, with relationships to her children and with her efforts to write. Revealing despair, elation and self-recognition, Burdick ( Stop Calling Me Mr. Darling! ) gives a moving account of her father's death and a sensitive portrait of a family under stress. Readers will find her journal inspiring. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780839786436
Publisher:
Eriksson, Paul S. Publisher
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Burdick’s poetry and prose have appeared in Reader’s Digest, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe, and she is the author of Stop Calling Me Mr. Darling! She lives in Alfred, New York.

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