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Synopsis: Tossed and Shaped by the Distant Sea: To Live and To Love is a collection of fifty linked stories and poems about life, love, loss and challenge. Set on Harmony Island, most stories emerge from the island itself. You will read a personal narrative about the challenge of crossing from mainland to island in a small boat on a stormy winter night. Two stories explore the event of an elderly neighbor’s wandering away into the woods and the community’s response. “Without Him” captures in poetry the rhythms of a CPR rescue. “She Talks to Flowers” is a whimsical poem about a life-altering relationship with plants. Once, the author and her husband missed the signals that a storm threatened: “Hurricane Jeanne” tells of their struggle in wild seas to save their boat. A few writings are set elsewhere: Paris, a classroom, a child’s room. A friend wrote: “What stays with me is...that the book is really a love story –– of you and Matt, the island, what grows on it, the community... and the sea.”
About the Author: Grace Hall McEntee is author of Where Storms are Beautiful (1993) and, with Josie Avery, co-author of Home at Last: Personal Narratives by Two Women of Life in a Small Island Community (2001). As a result of her work with the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Annenberg Institute of School Reform at Brown University, with five colleagues she co-authored At the Heart of Teaching: A Guide to Reflective Practice (2003), a practical book of stories and protocols for teachers at all levels. In 2003 Grace completed an on-site apprenticeship in the Science and Art of Herbalism, an Intensive Program with Rosemary Gladstar at the Sage Mountain Herbal Center, in the didactic, therapeutic, laboratory and fieldwork of herbalism. In 2005 she returned to study and complete the Advanced Science and Art of Herbal Therapeutics. The intensive course work and her ongoing study have prepared her for work as a consultant in the use of medicinal plants, on the island where she lives.
Title: Tossed and Shaped by the Distant Sea: To ...
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description 2009. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 1st printing. A "Collection of fifty linked stories and poems." Signed by the author on the title page. No spine creases. A partial crease at front cover. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 008436
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2009. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1439232695-2-4