A Puget Sounder by birth, Judith Barker Kvinsland presents a collection of fifteen, inter-related personal essays that invite readers to accompany her through the twists and turns that disturbed the calm of an otherwise, ordinary life. Her memoir, told in memorable, lyrical prose, is a recollection of the time in post-World War II America, as well as a remembrance of place, while growing up in rural South Kitsap County in northwest Washington state. She reminds us how the memories of significant persons and specific places can impact us and be relied upon to give us strength, inspiration, and insight as we maneuver through turning points in our lives.
Kvinsland concludes her memoir with present-day realities that continue to disturb the calm in adulthood, events that readers may have already experienced, or may eventually face: empty nests; new, unfamiliar living locations; serious illness; aging parents; loss and painful grief; and ultimately, the joys of grandparenting.
“Disturbing the Calm: A Memoir of Time and Place,” is an honest, often humorous, heartfelt telling of a life that will stir readers to reflect upon their own lives and say, “I know just how she felt.”
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Table of Contents
Part One. Home: Before We Knew it was the Salish Sea 1 Chapter 1: My Birth in Two Takes 3 Chapter 2: The Art of Scrabbling 7 Chapter 3: Grave Tenders 12 Chapter 4: Visionaries 20 Chapter 5: Game On 25
Part Two. Leaving: Uncharted Territory 33 Chapter 6: No Way of Knowing 35 Chapter 7: Best-laid Plans 42 Chapter 8: A Day, Unlike Any Other 46 Chapter 9: The Question 51 Chapter 10: Uncharted Territory 54
Part Three. Changes: Disturbing the Calm 61 Chapter 11: Disturbing the Calm 63 Chapter 12: A Reason for Flight 68 Chapter 13: The Promise 71 Chapter 14: Doc Speak 75 Chapter 15: Look Back 80
Acknowledgments 87 Additional Acknowledgments 89 Biography 91