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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Ten Circles upon the Pond

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Publisher Comments:

Ten Circles Upon the Pond is a book for anyone who’s ever lived in that unwieldy group called family—a story of passion, intimacy, work, religion, puberty, love and loss, and the struggle to be steadfast in times of enormous social change. Rooted in real-life experience, this unique, beautifully written collection of essays reads like a novel—full of lively characters, spirited dialogue, and a landscape that takes you from Iowa to the high country of Wyoming and Montana. As the chapters unfold, one focused on each child, Virginia Tranel and her husband search for the ideal place to raise the five daughters and five sons born to them between 1957 and 1978.

Tranel artfully weaves daily moments with world events as she reflects on how our culture affects our decisions. She offers candid observations on everything from her reproductive choices and feminism's influence on her thinking to sibling rivalries and her family's emotional response when an architect son emails firsthand reports of the horrors of September 11. Whether considering the issues intrinsic to marriage and child-raising, or questioning her own common sense, her insights are always provocative and deeply moving.

Synopsis:

In a powerful tribute to the power of family bonds, a heartwarming memoir describes the author's life through the ten children she brought into the world, chronicling family adventures and discoveries, everyday moments, and her children's own developing lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

About the Author

Virginia Tranel was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated from Clarke College with a degree in English and Spanish. In January 1957, she married Ned Tranel and moved west, settling finally in Billings, Montana. Her essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including the Notre Dame Press anthology of best essays, Family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428066
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
General
Author:
Virginia Tranel
Author:
Tranel, Virginia
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Parental Memoir
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040427
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Biography » General
Biography » Women

Ten Circles upon the Pond
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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307428066 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a powerful tribute to the power of family bonds, a heartwarming memoir describes the author's life through the ten children she brought into the world, chronicling family adventures and discoveries, everyday moments, and her children's own developing lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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