Category Archives: Book Reviews

Remarkable stories about mothers

I expected wonderful, funny, inspiring stories about mothers in Compassionate Journey, subtitled Honoring Our Mothers’ Stories. But these stories are about very difficult and often troubling relationships with mothers, some of whom were mentally ill and very nasty. I came away more thankful than ever for my Mom, who was a real gem, and with […]

Silkie Sunshine Cannot Fly

Heather Emerson has written a wonderful story and book, Silkie Sunshine Cannot Fly, about an odd chicken, the Silkie. It’s a fluffy, furry chicken that cannot fly. And silkie is shunned by the other chickens, until she saves all their chicks from a weasel. Heather’s illustrations are really good, especially the ones of Silkie. Heather […]

Hope you’ll consider these books as Christmas gifts

I’ve written four books that I hope might make your Christmas wish list, and/or be gifts you purchase for others. My first book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published by IslandPort Press, is a collection of favorite columns about home, camp, and Maine life, including stories about growing up in Winthrop. One section is stories of […]