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A Mother's String is about the lessons we learn in love and patience. It is about the family ties that bind even in the absence of those we are bound to. The poems are haunted by the memory of homes lived in or wished for. In them we remember our younger selves who have still to learn how far we can climb, how far we can fall.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by Ekstasis Editions
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Delta
Sep 20, 2015 Delta rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful collection of poetry. There were so many clever and beautiful phrases in each poem.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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Jun 01, 2015 Kirsty marked it as to-read
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Andrea
Mar 27, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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It is astonishing that such a young poet is so aware of the ambiguities of string. From umbilicus to birthday wrapping to leash to apron string, Andrea McKenzie uses the emotional material at hand to present the ordinary and sometimes extraordinary experience of girls—rejection, love, cruelty and reconciliation —in neatly wrapped packages of loss and redemption. Already McKenzie has learned how to offer her poems as g
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Behnaz
Apr 07, 2015 Behnaz rated it really liked it
I was happy to have won this in a giveaway!
The cover is beautiful. My favorite piece in this book has to be "Alzheimer's".
"We keep walking in familiar circles, never reaching familiar places, and I feel as though, I will never reach home."

I recommend this to anyone who wants to have an enjoyable read.
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Truly a must read for those who miss home. This has made me more appreciative of yesteryears with family.
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Very good I loved every poem nearly and it was just overall great.
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Andrea McKenzie Raine was born in Smithers, BC and grew up in Victoria, BC where she still resides. She was enrolled in the Creative Writing program and earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Victoria in 2000, and completed a post-degree Public Relations certificate program. She has attended the successful Planet Earth Poetry reading series (formerly known as Mocambopo) in ...more
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