The Gift Of An Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir by Katrina KenisonThe Gift Of An Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir by Katrina Kenison

The Gift Of An Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir

byKatrina Kenison

Paperback | September 30, 2010

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The Gift of an Ordinary Dayis an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">New Englandtown. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

*Includes reading group guide*
Katrina Kenison is the author ofMitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry(Warner Books, 2000). She has appeared on Oprah and other shows. Her writing has appeared inO,Real Simple,Family Circle,Redbookand other publications. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor ofThe Best American Short Stories, published...
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Title:The Gift Of An Ordinary Day: A Mother's MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.88 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446409499

ISBN - 13:9780446409490

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"The Gift of an Ordinary Day is much more than a memoir of motherhood; it is an inspired and inspiring meditation on midlife. What Katrina Kenison gives mothers-her gift-is the promise of reinventing ourselves as our kids grow up and we grow older, and the assurance of an invitingly abundant landscape on the far side of parenthood."-Lisa Garrigues, author of Writing Motherhood