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The Quiet Center: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine

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In beautifully written memoirs by some of the great women writers of America, The Quiet Center resonates with the wisdom gleaned from everyday life. Originally published in the pages of Victoria magazine in its first decade, the essays in this volume speak to and from a woman's heart.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Hearst Communications
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I really love this book, but I'm taking it off my "currently reading" list because the truth is - it's been on my nightstand by the bed for 10 years now and I just keep reading it and rereading it whenever I'm in the mood for a dose of it. A collection of writings from women, ABOUT women and their various chapters of life. It is much like my Bible in that it is just a permanent fixture that I refer to again and again.
Jennifer Leo
I've owned this book for years, and I keep it on my bedside table for soothing late-night reading when I can't sleep. I enjoy reading and re-reading the thoughtful essays.
Mary Catelli
A collection of essays on various topics by various authors. They have in common a certain mediative tone, of things pondered deeply. A convincing tone.

On topics from family members, to writing and reading, to what Isak Dinesen thought a flower arrangement should be, and how New York City's closest approach to a meadow is the flower market, to places, to a grandfather who never turned a tangle in his yard to a lawn because he needed paths, and a woman who gathered plants for dyes there, whom the
Impressive collection of essays on broad subjects such as childhood, rituals, writing and writers, and grandmothers. The essays are 3-5 pages long, the perfect length for a gentle easing into sleep just before bedtime. Contributors include Jane Smiley, Francine Prose, Susan Minot and Carol Shields.
Deena Scintilla
A surprise gift from Ron in the earlier days of our marriage which I still have on my bookshelf and occas. read.
I am not a fan of short stories but I really enjoyed these "quiet" stories before bedtime!
Good read. A keeper.
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