The Other Life

The Other Life

by Andrea Hollander
The Other Life

The Other Life

by Andrea Hollander

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Each person lives but a single life—yet this is not wholly true. While our lives progress as a result of the choices we make—this career, that husband, this town, that house—we are left imagining a life we might have lived. If we are defined by our choices, in what ways are we limited by them? What of the spiritual lives we lead, the inner lives that others cannot truly know? Which life is truest?

A woman recalls her special bond with her father and compares it with her ties to other men; a man copes with his unloved life and finds a way to secretly inherit it; after making love for the first time, a young woman wishes to go back in time, erase what she’s done.

In readable, finely wrought, resonant, and memorable poems about the nature of longing and disappointment, desire and betrayal, pleasure and sorrow, The Other Life explores the dualities in life that every person experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586541170
Publisher: Story Line Press
Publication date: 07/20/2021
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Andrea Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections and the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including two Pushcart Prizes (poetry and literary nonfiction) and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, after more than three decades living in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, where she ran a bed and breakfast for fifteen years and served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for twenty-two, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she founded the Ambassador Writing Seminars. Her website is

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