LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting, with editor Lindy Hough and contributors Joanna Biggar and Kitty Hughes
“This often surprising collection of essays explores the complex role of grandparents in today’s world of step-grandparents, ex-spouses, gay grandparents, racial issues and what one writer calls bridging “geographical and emotional distances.” Though there’s a vast array of experiences in these touching essays, common threads run through them: the fierce and overwhelming love we feel for our grandchildren, how we end up learning from them, and how very complicated the emotional bonds of three generations can be. As a besotted grandmother myself, I highly recommend this book.”
—Barbara Abercrombie, author of A Year of Writing Dangerously and editor of CHERISHED: 21 Writers on Animals They’ve Loved and Lost
The editor of this insightful new collection, Lindy Hough, will be joining us for this reading. Lindy Hough is the author of five books of poetry and non-fiction, including Nuclear Strategy and the Code of the Warrior: Faces of Mars and Shiva in the Crisis of Human Survival, a collection of anti-nuclear pieces, and the upcoming Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting. She cofounded Berkeley’s North Atlantic Books in the mid-seventies, and was Publisher and Editorial Director for many years. She lives in Berkeley, California.
So come and join us for this grand event, and bring your children or grandchildren as well!