We just got a great new review from Mindful Metropolis. It appears on page 49 of the September issue and is written by Maureen Ewing. I copy it in full below. Thanks to Maureen Ewing and Mindful Metropolis Editorial and Production Director James Faber.
“In any bookstore one can find inspirational collections of poetry and stories meant to buoy spirits or help people through transformational times. The new collection, Solace in So Many Words, edited by local author Ellen Wade Beals, brings together many talented writers both from Chicago and beyond to highlight the various textures of solace and how we seek it. The poems, essays and short stories in this collection deal with loss, love, sadness, joy, aging, youth and much more. In one of my favorite stories, “Details” by local author Joan Corwin, we watch a husband don a headlamp in order to explore the body of his wife as she sleeps. This exploration becomes a touching appreciation of her body as a map of their history together, tempering his fears of aging. The perspectives in Solace in So Many Words are thoughtful and well written, bringing both laughter and reflection. A consoling read when life feels hectic and uncertain.” Maureen Ewing