A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair
by Anne Lamott;
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What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to whats truly important when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Anne Lamotts captivating follow-up to her New York Times bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book, Lamott explores how and where we find meaning in our modern, frantic age, especially after personal and public devastation; how we recapture peace and balance after loss; and how we locate our spiritual identities in these frazzled times. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time. Its in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth and humanity.
Anne wrote the book in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last year, which left 20 children and six adults dead.
Stitches by Anne Lamott was published by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2014 and is our 11633rd best seller. The ISBN for Stitches is 9781444789140.
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StitchesMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
I don't know what it is about Anne Lamott but she writes totally down to earth, real, honest prose and yet somehow manages to make it feel like you are reading poetry or a wonderful meditiation piece. In this short book (only 96 pages but that's more than enough for her to help clarify and illuminate) she addresses how fractured and frazzled we feel in modern life, how sometimes we come unravelled, irrascible and conflicted within ourselves and our settings. She does this honestly through sharing glimpes of her own experiences and times of coming unstitiched and then helps you to work though it by standing back in some ways and accepting that these times are us, but that we can be mended, we can be restitched and repurposed, that in the scattered stitches and chaotic piecing of a quilt there is a beauty and wholeness ... and in us we too can be that quilt, crazy, chaotic and piecemeal and yet whole, different and all the more for that.
A really beautiful book that works because it is so easy to read, so honest at heart and so easy for anyone to understand, a really good addition to the books that deal with our crazy, busy, hectic and painful lives.
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Details for Stitches
|Page last updated||8th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Anne Lamott|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (February 2014)|
|Number of Pages||112|