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The Blue Jay's Dance

Erdrich, Louise

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ISBN 10: 0060171324 / ISBN 13: 9780060171322
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Blue Jay's Dance

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year


Mothers often cling to single moments, small gestures, and specific memories in order to grasp all that happens in the first blurry year of a baby's life. In The Blue Jay's Dance, writer Louise Erdrich has assembled a photo album of snapshots such as these: the days and images that collectively define the passion, ambivalence, yearnings, and satisfactions of carrying, birthing, and nurturing a baby. "Any sublime effort has its dark moments," says Erdrich, referring to a rather bleak snapshot of mother isolation. "Perhaps, if anything, the meaning in this book for others may be this: Here is a job in which it is not unusual to be, at the same instant, wildly joyous and profoundly stressed." The Blue Jay's Dance is a fresh and masterful book that avoids all the sticky clichés while still managing to articulate the depths of mother-baby love.

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