In this moving memoir, Katrina Kenison beckons readers into her world and proves to be an insightful guide and companion through the vicissitudes of life.
After the death of a friend, and when her youngest son leaves their rural New Hampshire home to finish high school in another state, Kenison is unmoored from that which had defined her life. Undeterred, she finds that her friendships, marriage and sense of fulfillment shift in surprising ways.
"It makes sense," she writes toward the end of the book, "the more willing we are to align ourselves with light and love, the more freely these enlivened forces will work in our lives, and the more we will find ourselves putting our faith in that little inner voice that says 'go here' or 'do that.'"
Kenison, author of "The Gift of an Ordinary Day," the longtime series editor of "The Best American Short Stories," and co-editor, with John Updike, of "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," has written a book that inspires readers to find their way in a world that can change in the blink of an eye.
— Elizabeth Taylor, literary editor
By Katrina Kenison
Grand Central Publishing, 269 pages, $24.99Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times