This sophisticated collection of poems about the intersection of childhood innocence and North American injustice broadens the lives of immigrants, children, racial minorities, the poor, and the disadvantaged. About a teenaged factory worker, Anderson writes, ""200 porch-size rugs behind her / before she can stop / to reach up, like her mother, / to pick the lint / out of her hair."" Robin Becker says The Work Of Hands ""illustrates how we sustain ourselves against forces that could crush us."" These are poems of intelligent compassion."
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About the Author
The author of more than 30 bestselling and award-winning historical and contemporary romance novels, Catherine Anderson’s books include New Leaf, Morning Light, and Mulberry Moon. She lives in Oregon with her husband.