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The Good Slope (Paperback)

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Moving, bold, and funny, this collection of essays by Elizabeth Rau captures the poignancy of ordinary life through the voices of everyday people--children, friends, neighbors, and even the mail carrier. In vivid and lyrical prose, she chronicles her childhood in the Midwest, her many years as a newspaper reporter, and, above all, her plunge into motherhood in middle age. At a time when some writers tend to grouse about raising children, Rau revels in her good fortune and the day-to-day: teaching her younger son how to read using "Garfield" comic books; encouraging her older son to design his grandmother's gravestone; observing the motley crew of boys who patronize "the yellow house" for years, bringing their wit, charm, and stuff, from yo-yos to baseball gloves. Along the way we meet characters in her neighborhood, like Ed the mailman whose true passion is growing and selling daylilies because they are "beautiful and resilient and won't die on you." Engaging, yet never indulgent, the collection elevates moments we take for granted into luminous stories about the experience of home.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781627204439
ISBN-10: 1627204431
Publisher: Loyola College/Apprentice House
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 362
Language: English


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