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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time


Marie Howe (Author, Sarah Lawrence College)

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize: “Thought-provoking, poignant, brutal, amusing, and always beautiful.”—Elizabeth Berg

Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time—during those apparently unmiraculous periods of everyday trouble and joy?

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33734-1
  • 6.1 × 8.3 in / 80 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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