Listening Against the Stone brings together selections spanning the breadth of the work of Brenda Miller, including six essays that have won the Pushcart Prize. These deeply personal essays paint a picture of how her sense of spirituality has evolved and shifted through the years: always rooted in a strong desire for connection. Together, they tell the story of a single woman making her way, stumbling but always seeking out touchstones a dog, a friend, a painting, a tree to help her gain her true bearings.
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Listening Against the Stone: Selected Essays 2012-09-17 16:58:27 Jeannette Quinn Bisbee
When I finished the last page of this book of essays, I wished that I could sit in a bakery eating toast and sipping tea, and ask the author about the couple she had shared a four-way sexual and intimate relationship with—“What happened to those people?” And, I wanted to ask, “So, are both of your parents still alive? How did they react when you were a hippie, running off to live in the hot springs?” And as we finished the tea and looked deeply into each other’s eyes, I’d ask her, “Why did you end up spending your life alone without a partner, a husband, or kids? Were there choices you wish you hadn’t made? Or, is it ‘all good’ now? Are you content with the life you live?”