The Retreats of Thought

In this book-length sonnet sequence, Kelly Cherry explores the philosophical domain, addressing classic questions, raising new ones, and sometimes doing philosophy in fourteen lines. A former philosophy student in graduate school, she retains a deep love of philosophical inquiry and maintains that our lives are intimately bound to the philosophical choices we make. Conscious study of our choices, Cherry believes, can lead to greater freedom....

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The Woman Who

The seven stories in "The Woman Who" take a close and sharp look at the complex relationships between art and reality, between imagination and identity. They offer illuminating glimpses of that old and continuing mystery, the creating mind. Kate, an editor, must stabilize her sense of self after being shaken by the brute fact of Soviet constraint. Lindy, a photographer, is trying to find herself in New York City. Nan, a writer, assembles a self...

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The Society Of Friends

A collection of stories based on the friends and neighbours of Nina Bryant, successful author, professor, dog owner and adoptive mother, living in Madison, Wisconsin. Each character strives to live a good life - not the good life, but a life of mercy and justice.

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Girl in a Library

Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Women's Studies. "Poet, memoirist, fiction writer, and critic Cherry has assembled a lissome and winning retrospective collection of essays on writing, reading, and life," writes Donna Seaman in her starred Booklist review. "Piquant essays on family history and her coming-of-age are deepened by reflections on beauty, art, and vocation. In fresh and inquiring portraits of exceptional southern women...

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