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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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"We keep walking in familiar circles
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I will never reach home"

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Richard
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Can I perhaps mention before we get down to it that I am no scholar or systematic reader of poetry. However, in the books I have read of Andrea's I have have she has a special way with words.
I was keen therefore to get and read a copy of an early book of her poetry.
I have now read it twice in two separate sittings and recommend it without hesitation.
Some poems I still don't get others I will return to again and again. Without question Altzheimer's is a stand out poem that doesn't mention the con
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Andrea
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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For a copy of this book, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/A-Mothers-Strin...

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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Delta
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.**
Kirsty
Mar 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Review to follow.
TheBookieeMonster
Mar 13, 2015 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.
Maria Elizabeth
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Truly a must read for those who miss home. This has made me more appreciative of yesteryears with family.
Alex Pauley
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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 Victor ...more