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The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings

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In this ensemble of beautifully personal, interrelated essays, writer and poet Rebecca McClanahan weaves together threads of stories and common experiences to create a meditation on family life. She explores the familiar rituals, the shared dreams, and the guarded secrets that tie family together as she unravels the mysteries behind familial relationships. Throughout, McCl ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by University of Georgia Press (first published February 25th 1902)
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Jane
Jan 02, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
I've been reading a stack of memoirs and personal essay collections because of school, and this was the first in a while that I read and really enjoyed. There is something comforting about McClanahan's writing; though the events described aren't rainbows and unicorns, somehow she is able to leave the reader feeling in safe hands.

Each essay builds upon previous ones. This is a great book to study closely and use to figure out elements of craft. After I finished reading my borrowed copy, I ordere
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This was a really interesting read. I wasn't sure what to expect. Very engaging prose, and also good to read for a writer as to style. Highly recommmend.
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