Solace in So Many Words

Solace in So Many Words How can you find consolation What sets your mind at ease What can you hold onto when the world around you crumbles What is solace and how do you find it This insightful anthology features essays poet
  • Title: Solace in So Many Words
  • Author: Ellen Wade Beals Constance Vogel Adamkiewi Kathleen Aguero Antler Ellen Bass K. Biadaszkiewicz Jan Bottiglieri T.C. Boyle
  • ISBN: 9780972525466
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Solace in So Many Words
    How can you find consolation What sets your mind at ease What can you hold onto when the world around you crumbles What is solace and how do you find it This insightful anthology features essays, poetry, and fiction on these vital questions By the very nature of its theme, this collection delves into global problems such as our endangered planet and the effects of warHow can you find consolation What sets your mind at ease What can you hold onto when the world around you crumbles What is solace and how do you find it This insightful anthology features essays, poetry, and fiction on these vital questions By the very nature of its theme, this collection delves into global problems such as our endangered planet and the effects of war and hate as well as individual struggles like the death of a loved one and the consequences of aging and illness Whether read cover to cover or savored one contribution at a time, Solace in So Many Words connects with readers through the heartfelt and compelling writing of than 50 writers, including Antler, T C Boyle, Philip Levine, and Joe Meno, as well as newer literary discoveries who offer well crafted words on what solace can mean to us today A timely and timeless book to give as a gift to comfort a friend or to keep for yourself to gain a new perspective on coping with life s difficulties Each entry feels fresh, as it offers another angle on finding a way to remain intact through life s complexity Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul This collection offers an engaging account of what it is to be human, vulnerable, and how to keep on loving in spite of it all Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press A trip around the world of experience and reflection Sharon Fiffer, editor of Home American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own, Family American Writers Remember Their Own, Body and author of the Jane Wheel mystery series The diverse bedfellows who appear here prove artful words can be a balm for pain, one s own or the wider world s Susan K Perry, Creativity Blogger of PsychologyToday and author of Writing in Flow.
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  • Ellen Wade Beals Constance Vogel Adamkiewi Kathleen Aguero Antler Ellen Bass K. Biadaszkiewicz Jan Bottiglieri T.C. Boyle

    Ellen Wade Beals started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil Trained as a journalist, she now writes poetry and prose, and recently started her own publishing imprint, Weighed Words LLC its first title is Solace in So Many Words Her poems Between the sheets appears in the textbook Everything s a Text Pearson and August 1999 Light is a measure of time is in Kiss Me Goodnight Syren In 1999 she was cited by The Poetry Center as one of Chicago s emerging poets Also that year her first published short story Picking appeared as the 1999 Fiction Award winner in Willow Springs Her poetry and fiction have been published in journals from the U.S Willow Review, After Hours, Eclipse, Rambunctious Review, Falling Star , and from Ireland The Stony Thursday Book, Ropes as well as in anthologies Take Two They re Small, Family Gatherings , and on the web chicagopoetry, inkandashes In 2002 she was a resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan, Ireland, to work on a novel, which is still writing.

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  • I m so grateful for having won this bookank you This book was incredible It s an anthology like no other I ve ever read I laughed and cried.metimes while reading the same piece The passages are exceptional, so moving so not your typical everything s going to be okay because I said so It s like everything s going to be okay because it always iseven when it s not because we re still here and have the courage to share our stories with someone else I hope that makes sense I just finished the book a [...]


  • Solace in So Many Words is a collection of short stories, poems, and essays exploring the theme of solace The word solace can mean different things to different people, and what this collection does is explore how solace can be found in life, death, childhood, gardens, and other tangible and intangible objects in our everyday lives Some of my favorite pieces in the book include Details by Joan Corwin, Coconut Milk by Paula W Peterson, and Lead Us Not by Kerry Langan Overall, I found this collect [...]


  • Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally When it comes to literary anthologies, it can be nearly impossible sometimes to give an overall critical score to such a varying collection of stories, so today I m not even going to try instead, I wanted to at least call your attention to this remarkable new compilation, put together by Ellen Wade Beals and with he [...]


  • I was fortunate enough to be selected to receive this book through First Reads program Life is beautiful and inspiring, but at times it can be difficult, traumatic and painful Eventually we all seek solace Solace In So Many Words offers readers a glimpse of how others have found their solace Death, aging, and tragedy are some of the central themes and I feared that reading this book would bring me down However, the beauty of this small book is that it doesn t profess to be self help in nature ye [...]


  • I love this book It s so sweet and uplifting I ve been dealing with a person who is in long term care and he s kinda grumpy and I was reading this book and found the perfect pick me up in a poem They Call Me Grumpy from SusanO Donnell Mahan Just the salve I was needing So many gems in this book


  • Solace in so Many Words is composed of poems and short stories The poems and stories are of the authors hardships and how they found solace I liked this book, it is one that can be pulled off the shelf for a 10 minute break or for an evening full of reading I found it to be a very touching book and I am so glad to have it on my shelf for times when I seek my own solace.


  • Solace in So Many Words was a joy and a comfort to read I can t wait to pass this one on to my friends P.S I won this book through a giveaway.


  • I won this book through the Giveaway section I really enjoyed this collection It s varied in the topics covered and the form of each selection I was glad to see this compilation did not narrowly focus on any one topic, like grief following death, for instance The broad topic range makes it easier to refer back to in a variety of situations where you may need comfort or companionship in words Overall, I thought the poetry selections were the stars of the collection, but each of the selections was [...]


  • I was given this book through the First Reads program in exchange for an honest review This anthology of essays, short stories, and poems was wonderful I ve already lent my copy out, and I finished it less than a week ago The essay about the womans hiking group was inspiring I want to read all of the books the author wrote about in the essay about going through menopause The short story about the boy who screamed out answers made my heart break I ll definitely be recommending this one to family [...]


  • I have a poem in this book, so it would be wrong wrong wrong to review it, but I will say that I m thrilled to bits to share pages with writers I ve loved for years My favorite poems there is also prose are by Antler and Ellen Bass, both of whom have written eloquently about the passing of their mothers, among other topics The best word I can come up with is heartache but it s the heart aching from the palpable sense that it s growing.


  • A very interesting anthology of poems, essays, and short stories on solace As these poets and authors show through their works, solace can take on many forms Not all may hit home for the reader but others I think any reader would find some true gems here This is the type of book I like to read in small doses a break between other books and also to allow time to reflect on what was read I received this book for free through First Reads.


  • Solace in so Many Words is a book that is composed of poems and short stories These poems and short stories were all inspired and based off of their view on what solace means to them Many of these writings are beautiful and personal to the array of writers that composed them.


  • Solace in so Many Words is a book that is composed of poems and short stories These poems and short stories were all inspired and based off of their view on what solace means to them Many of these writings are beautiful and personal to the array of writers that composed them.



  • THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK, you will love it Please read Ellen Beals has done a wonderful job.Lynette Thompson


  • What a gift I am so looking forward to receiving this book which was offered in a book giveaway Will post review once received and read.


  • Having received this book through this site s giveaway program, I saved it for a time in my life when I actually needed a little bit of solace myself Bizarrely, though, most of the pieces aren t particularly consoling at all Many of them are just stories of other people s suffering that end with no particularly uplifting resolution, which is a very hard kind of story to read when you yourself are looking for some way forward Other stories are just plain whiny TC Boyle s, for instance, is about a [...]


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