September 30, 2010
September 30, 2010
The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small
Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.
The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.
In the midst of a myriad of tumultuous changes in her family and career, Katrina Kenison writes about having the discipline and awareness to appreciate the hidden pleasures of everyday life. Kenison and her husband decided to move out of the only home her two teenage sons had ever known, a fateful choice which set off a chain reaction of major changes for her family. After some adverse temporary living situations, they opted to build a new home in a rural town, but then Kenison lost her job as the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES series. Meanwhile, her oldest son was trying to find the right college as her younger boy adjusted to his new high school. At the center of the drama, she finds a fresh appreciation for the rare serenity of an ordinary day, which in turn grants her the peace of mind to help her guide her family through a season of stress.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Women, Parenting / Motherhood
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Katrina Kenison
- Online Item #: 12693612
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8238
- ISBN: 9780446409490
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported