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Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire

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NPR commentator Mary Sojourner, "a pithy yet sensuous, spiritual yet ferocious writer" (Booklist), delivers a powerful memoir about the joys of rejecting the pace, addictions, and false values of society...and learning to live without compromise. Twenty years ago, Mary Sojourner was a mental health consultant and counselor in Rochester, New York, a divorced mother of three ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 27th 2007 by Scribner (first published March 2nd 2004)
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Beautiful book. I do not have it in me to do what she did but if I did I would do it very close to her way.
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This biography is my favorite of Mary Sojourner's books. I finally learned to love her lyrical, fragmented stories about her confusing and passionate life.
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“This busyness was not about money--despite the chic catalogs piled on the kitchen table. It was only marginally about good-heartedness or politics. I was a woman disconnecting from my moments alone, when the world seemed to shatter into terror, into madness coming toward me at the speed of loss. The moment for which--I could not have guessed--my spirit and writing longed.” 0 likes
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