A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman

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Broadway Books, 2000 - 190 Seiten
Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take plea-sure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an 'unfinished woman' was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - LauGal - LibraryThing

Loved this. Women need to take risks and this woman did it. She shook things up,went against the norm for a wife and mother! This is all about lessons in life, lessons to learn and lessons learned. This should be required reading for all young women!!!! All women period! Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

heard her talk on cape journey of self discovery — I need to reread this! Here is the entrancing story of how one woman emerged from a stagnant period, finding the energy to renew her marriage and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

EBB TIDE
1
THE CALL OF THE SEAL
17
RIPTIDE
43
Late December
61
SILENT SEAS SILENT NIGHTS
71
GETTING MY FEET
83
FOGGED
93
SEAL WOMAN
103
EBB AND FLOW
113
LOW TIDE
125
TREADING WATER
135
SAFE HARBOR
149
August
159
PORT OF CALL
173
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Über den Autor (2000)

Joan Anderson is the author of numerous children's novels, as well as Breaking the TV Habit. A Year by the Sea is her first venture into narrative nonfiction and her most personal work to date. Anderson lives with her husband on Cape Cod, where she conducts her popular "Year by the Sea" workshops.

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