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A year by the sea : thoughts of an unfinished woman

Author: Joan Anderson
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Broadway books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Her sons grown and her husband off to a job assignment out of state, Anderson retreated to a cottage on Cape Cod for a year to nurture herself and fulfill some of her goals. Through this inspirational memoir of that year, the author seeks to inspire other women to take a journey of self-discovery. Now available in paperback, the entrancing story of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joan Anderson; Joan Anderson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Anderson
ISBN: 0767905938 9780767905930
OCLC Number: 45162780
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1999.
Description: 190 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ebb Tide: September --
The Call of the Seal: Early October --
Seal Sense: Same Day --
Riptide: November --
Water Therapy: Late November --
Waves of Truth: Late December --
Silent Seas, Silent Nights: Christmas --
Getting My Feet Wet: New Year's Eve --
Fogged In: February --
Seal Woman: March --
Ebb and Flow: April --
Low Tide: May --
Treading Water: Memorial Day --
Safe Harbor: End of June --
Wild and Salty: August --
Port of Call: September.
Responsibility: Joan Anderson.

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Her sons grown and her husband off to a job assignment out of state, Anderson retreated to a cottage on Cape Cod for a year to nurture herself and fulfill some of her goals. Through this inspirational memoir of that year, the author seeks to inspire other women to take a journey of self-discovery. Now available in paperback, the entrancing story of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take plea-sure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers. This year of self-discovery brought about extraordinary changes in the author's life. The steps that Joan took to revitalize herself and rediscover her potential have helped thousands of woman reveal and release untapped resources within themselves.

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