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New in paperback, essay collection about grandparenting

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Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother (Harper) is now available in paperback. Literary Mama reviewer Marilyn Chandler McEntyre covered the book last October, offering that the collection helps illustrate "the kinds of adaptation incumbent on grandmothers now."

From the publisher:

"This collection of original essays is the first non-Hallmark take on grandmotherhood by a group of smart, gutsy writers, including Elizabeth Berg, Beverly Donofrio, Ellen Gilchrist, Mary Pipher, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Roxana Robinson, Anne Roiphe, and Judith Viorst. These women, who helped redefine motherhood, marriage and career a few generations back, are now turning their attention to their latest role. Although the essays are by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, juicy and joyful, all are unflinchingly honest and paint a picture of what it's like to be a grandmother in today's high-stress, hi-tech global world in which we're all working and living longer. The paperback edition features a new epilogue by editor Barbara Graham, whose own journey as a grandmother has taken many surprising, unexpected turns."

Vicki Forman is the author of This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood and
teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart and has appeared in Philosophical Mother, The Santa Monica Review, Writer to Writer and Faultline. She lives in Southern California with her husband and child.

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