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[EPUB] ✾ Message From a Blue Jay - Love Loss and One Writers Journey Home ❃ Faye Rapoport DesPres – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

Message From a Blue Jay - Love Loss and One Writers Journey Home From An Astonishing Blue Jay To A Lone Humpback Whale, From The Back Roads Of Her Home Town To The Streets Of Jerusalem And The Tower Of London, Debut Author Faye Rapoport DesPres Examines A Modern Life Marked By A Passion For The Natural World, Unexpected Love, And Shocking Loss, And Her Search For A Place She Can Finally Call Home In This Beautifully Crafted Memoir In Essays.Three Weeks Before She Turns Forty, Nothing About Her Life Fit The Usual Mold She Is Single, Living In A Rented House In Boulder, Colorado, And Fitting Dance Classes And Nature Hikes Between Workdays At A Software Start Up That Soon Won T Exist While Contemplating A Sky Still Hazy From Summer Wildfires, She Decides To Take Stock Of Her Nomadic Life And To Find The Real Reasons She Never Settled Down The Choices She Makes From That Moment On Lead Her To Re Trace Her Steps Both In The States And Abroad As She Attempts To Understand Her Life But Instead Of Going Back, She Finds Herself Moving Forward To New Love, Shocking Loss, And Finally, In A Way That She Never Expects, To A Place That She Can Almost Call Home.Readers Who Love The Memoirs And Personal Essays Of Such Rising Contemporary Writers As Cheryl Strayed, Joy Castro, And Kim Dana Kupperman, Will Appreciate Faye S Observational Eye, Her Passion For The Natural World And The Creatures That Inhabit It, And Her Search For The Surprising Truths Behind The Events Of Our Daily Lives.

[EPUB] ✾ Message From a Blue Jay - Love Loss and One Writers Journey Home  ❃ Faye Rapoport DesPres – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • Message From a Blue Jay - Love Loss and One Writers Journey Home
  • Faye Rapoport DesPres
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 0984203524

    10 thoughts on “[EPUB] ✾ Message From a Blue Jay - Love Loss and One Writers Journey Home ❃ Faye Rapoport DesPres – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    This is a fabulous and beautiful read This is a memoir that takes us on a journey to find that true place we can call home The book could be about any of us Who hasn t felt empty and disconnected at some point in our lives Rapoport DesPres struggles, but never gives up, on the search to find a home that will make her feel whole again Her writing is both lyrical and accessible This book will appeal to you if you are a regular reader of well written books or a serious writer literary type.Ju This is a fabulous and beautiful read This is a memoir that takes us on a journey to find that true place we can call home The book could be about a...


  2. says:

    Read a complimentary advance galley in preparation for author QA


  3. says:

    I don t read many essay collections, I like longer forms, but the name of this one struck me just right It wasn t long before I found myself enveloped by a sense of warm familiarity the mark of an excellent writer, the ability to make the particular universal with well chosen words that lead you right into the heart of the matter My favorite story was the one with the blue jay of the title, when the author comes across a blue jay standing in the middle of the path on the opposite side of the I don t read many essay collections, I like longer forms, but the name of this one struck me just right It wasn t long before I...


  4. says:

    Cathartic for the author, no doubtI believe it s beneficial to write down your joys and problems and it s especially helpful if your life is filled with turmoil and pain So this book, actually a diary of anguish and hurt, was certainly a cathartic experience for our author.I had trouble reading straight through this and after the first 27% I had to skip ahead to see if there was anything different from the beginning quarter Unfortunately it only seemed to become darker anddepressing I m Cathartic for the...


  5. says:

    Solid memoir of finding one s way Enjoyed it.


  6. says:

    I can t remember how I found this book But the important thing is I found it It was one of the best pieces of writing I ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time As a writer, I enjoy finding fun stories similar to my own that make me feel connected to the literary world, that somehow justifies my placement among other writers Message From A Bluejay didn t do this for me Instead, Faye Rapoport DesPres s exquisite work demonstrates to me how muchattention my writing needs.Genre I I can t remember how I found this book But the important thing is I found it It was one of the best pieces of writing I ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time As a writer, I enjoy finding fun stories similar to my own that make me feel connected to the literary world, that somehow justifies my placement among o...


  7. says:

    A MESSAGE FROM A BLUE JAY LIFE, LOSS, AND ONE WRITER S JOURNEY HOME is an honest and brave memoir told in personal essays Faye was born, and raised, against a backdrop of loss, and for much of her life, she s had the sense that she was always holding the carrot of happiness just beyond her reach Her father is a Holocaust survivor She grew up without her extended family She had a hysterectomy as a young woman She watched her mother in law die from a brain tumor She is also a rescuer of st A MESSAGE FROM A BLUE JAY LIFE, LOSS, AND ONE WRITER S JOURNEY HOME is an honest and brave memoir told in personal essays Faye was born, and raised, against a backdrop of loss, and for much of her life, she s had the sense that she was always holding the carrot of happiness just beyond her reach Her father is a Holocaust survivor She grew up without her extended family She had a hysterectomy as a young woman She watched her mother in law die from a brain tumor She is also a rescuer of stray cats and caterpillars, a seeker who has learned that one of the advantages of oversensitivity is the ability to feel immeasurable joy, too Sometimes love can be discovered while feeding a cat, singing ABBA songs in a car with a friend, or when your husband brings you a cup of coffee, all the while knowing you cannot save the world, and you can t stop death Yet, how do you carry on The title chapter, where a blue jay startles her b...


  8. says:

    Normally, I don t like reading memoirs They seem full of self pity, half lies, and extenuation People who write memoirs want to make money by telling theiror less exciting life story I ve never understood the concept of writing a memoir.Why would anyone want to read someone else s life story, unless that someone is Henry Kissinger or Kofi Annan What could there be in a normal person s life that would make it so interesting that someone else would want to buy and read it Why would I rea Normally, I don t like reading memoirs They seem full of self pity, half lies, and extenuation People who write memoirs want to make money by telling theiror less exciting life story I ve never understood t...


  9. says:

    Message from a Blue Jay is the debut of Author Faye Rapoport DesPres and is a non fiction collection of personal essays Some writers are storytellers and gather their readers around a fire and share their tales Rapoport DesPres is different She holds the reader s hand tenderly and invites them into her heart and takes them with her on her journey.Just a few lines in, a feeling of peaceful familiarity washes over you The words that fill the page are warm and comforting and envelope you like t Message from a Blue Jay is the debut of Author Faye Rapoport DesPres and is a non fiction collection of personal essays Some writers are storytellers and gather their readers around a fire and share their tales Rapoport DesPres is different She holds the reader s hand tenderly and invites them into her heart and takes them with her on her journey.Just a few lines in, a feeling of peaceful familiarity washes over you The words that fill the page are warm and comforting and envelope you like the emb...


  10. says:

    I read this slim novel of memoirs on the recommendation of a friend I connected with some of the stories immediately and those I couldn t I enjoyed for the writing, the invitation into Des Pres mind and world, and the poignant life lessons she shared.I felt compelled to add one of her quotes here on Goodreads if you want to search for it, but I ll add it here as well This is from her essay, Walden Revisited I am beginning to understand why I came here today I needed to escape the cluttered s I read this slim novel of memoirs on the recommendation of a friend I connected with some of the stories immediately and those I couldn t I enjoyed for the writing, the invitation into Des Pres mind and world, and the poignant life lessons she shared.I felt compelled to add one of her quotes here on Goodreads if you want to search for it, but I ll add it here as well This is from her essay, Walden Revisited I am beginning to understand why I came here today I needed to esca...

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