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Mother of the Child: A Memoir within a Memoir Kindle Edition
It is a nostalgic collection of moments sifted from a mother’s life like an old-time movie, as seen through the child’s eyes, with messages that are timeless and universal. These vignettes reveal memories that are light and dark, joyful and sad, wistful and filled with tension, as if prevaricating between setting sail and staying on the shore.
As the author holds up her mother’s mirror on her life, fragments shine under the spotlight of reminiscence, revealing extraordinary impressions which make us connect with things that still ring true today, especially for baby boomers.
This heartfelt memoir, an ode to a mother’s love, traverses the tensions and flux of life itself, and the human dilemma of choice or the road not taken. As a celebration of maternal nurture, it is a book worthy of being studied, absorbed, and handed down.
In mirroring her mother’s experiences as a young woman and then a wife, the author gives MOTHER OF THE CHILD the feel of a memoir within a memoir as she composes deft reflections of her own childhood in Australia. Jill Forster has made transparent a sequence of key moments deeply influential in her own adult life, an evocative examination of familial happiness – unlike so many books in the memoir genre that reflect family dysfunction.
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“From fond childhood memories to life’s toughest times, the book is a tribute to not just one mother, but all mothers.”
Rowan Cowley, The Senior
“A delight for the reader nestling on every page. Jill’s writing is deliciously evocative.”
David Elfick, Film producer/director known for Rabbit-Proof Fence and Newsfront
“So many of the things she talks about bring my own memories alive and for that I thank her.”
Diana Ryall AM, Former Managing Director of Apple Australia
“A poetic reflection of the wonder and innocence of childhood and an elegy for a simpler time.”
Nicki Roller, Deputy Head of Television Production, SBS
“Magically compelling, honest and insightful … so real and resonant that the reader can smell the soup on the stove.”
Kaaren Koomen AM, IBM Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs
“A literary photo album where words replace pictures.”
Clare Calvet, 25-year book reviewer for ABC Radio
“Superbly written, absorbing the reader instantly.”
Verity Firth, Executive Director Social Justice, University of Technology Sydney
“A treasure trove of beautifully crafted word paintings.”
Jenny Morris OAM, MNZM, Singer-songwriter
“The memoir genre is loded with survivors of family dysfunction. This one is a love letter.”
Wayne Grogan, Author, Ned Kelly Award winner
“It took me back to my own childhood.”
Gary Martin, Publisher, Deep Line Books
From the Publisher
Since completing Mother of the Child, Jill has been collaborating in an art and poetry project, written more than 100 collected poems, and has a set of “short short stories” underway. Her professional articles appear in peer-reviewed journals and research textbooks on the topics of creative thinking and (under) achievement. Her individual poems have been published in collations such as a chapbook (NSW Government Arts Council grant), magazines and online (for the National Library and Royal Botanic Gardens), and her other published writings include the books Think about Creativity, Think about Mentoring, and two poetry books: Lullabies and Honeyed Ramblings. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
With a PhD in educational psychology and curriculum, Jill Forster has worked as an independent consultant, university lecturer and secondary school teacher, and has continued to run creative writing workshops and write freelance.
Since completing Mother of the Child, Jill has been collaborating in an art and poetry project, written more than 100 collected poems, and has a set of �short short stories� underway. Her professional articles appear in peer-reviewed journals and research textbooks on the topics of creative thinking and (under) achievement. Her individual poems have been published in collations such as a chapbook (NSW Government Arts Council grant), magazines and online (for the National Library and Royal Botanic Gardens), and her other published writings include the books Think about Creativity, Think about Mentoring, and two poetry books: Lullabies and Honeyed Ramblings.
- ASIN : B087CM16ZB
- Publisher : ORiGiN™ IMPRiNT (25 April 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1141 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,088,838 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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