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Guarding the Moon: A Mother's First Year
Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed author Francesca Lia Block's meditation on the anxieties and elations of her first year as a mother are lovingly told in this treasure of a book. Block writes with raw and tender emotion about the joys and fears in her new life with her Silky-Milky, Girly-Swirl Moon Baby. As she watches her daughter grow and adjust to the world, the author reflects on how her own body and belief system have changed forever through the miracle of birth and parenting. With beautifully woven lyrical writing, Block reveals with immense grace and passion all the gifts her child has given her.
This is a love story — from mother to daughter — that reminds us that the deepest kind of love makes us vulnerable, joyous, triumphant, and new.
"This slight volume belies the depth of emotion conveyed within....[A] lyrical, poetic vision....Block illuminates the myriad ways in which her child has transformed her vision of the world, in language that sings." Publishers Weekly
"[I]ncredibly intimate and intensely spiritual. It is a unique contribution to parenting books and an important one. Block...shares her story in such a moving way that makes it highly readable and recommendable." Book Reporter
"An endless sequence of paragraphs, many of which stand alone as prose poems, this moving account ultimately reveals the transformation of not just Block the woman but also Block the writer, whose inspiration now comes from being a mother." Library Journal
The author of the award-winning Weetzie Bat books and the bestselling Dangerous Angels offers a passionate and lyrical celebration of her daughter's first year.
The author of the critically acclaimed, award–winning Weetzie Bat books offers a compelling celebration of the first year of her child's life.
Guarding the Moon chronicles the joys and terrors of motherhood, from the early stages of the author's pregnancy through her baby's first birthday. This unique but far–reaching story makes for a gem of a book.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.
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