Double Lives

Double Lives : Writing and Motherhood

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A compelling and intimate exploration of the unique juggling act of mother/writer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.49mm | 394g
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • 077353377X
  • 9780773533776
  • 1,292,631

Table of contents

Preface xi Marni Jackson Introduction xvii Shannon Cowan, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Cathy Stonehouse ROOM TO WRITE Drafts 1-12 (Not Including 11) 3 Jane Silcott The Crib and the Desk 13 Denise Roig Motherhood and Other Possibilities 23 Susan Musgrave Opposing Forces 31 Cori Howard A Double Life 36 Robyn Sarah BECOMING A WRITER My Breasts Had Become Eyes 53 Di Brandt Other Is the Longest Part of Mothering 61 Catherine Owen A Mother, Writing 70 Luanne Armstrong Elements 80 Fiona Tinwei Lam & in our languages, mother is the land 91 Sharron Proulx-Turner MOTHERING FIRST A Mum's Guide to Outer Space 103 Catherine Kirkness The Sun Knows What It Does 112 Deirdre Maultsaid Wearing Different Hats 119 Theresa Shea Transformations 128 Stephanie Bolster THE MUSE Mama's Voices 139 Susan Olding The Joshua Stone 156 Anne Simpson Motherhood and the Muses 163 Noreen Shanahan Dreams: The First, Irreplaceable Maps 171 Elizabeth Greene Mother to Vision 181 Sally Ito Only a Day to Visit 188 Linda Spalding WORDS OF ADVICE Record of a Live Birth, and Other Stories 195 Joanne Arnott Stretch Marks 212 Renee Rodin Motherlodes, Muses, Mapmakers 220 Janice Kulyk Keefer Letters to a Young Mother Who Writes 229 Rachel Rose About the Authors 241 Acknowledgments 251 Bibliography 253
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"The multiplicity of voices, points of view, and backgrounds in this collection produces the effects of a bright patchwork quilt." Elaine Kalman Naves, author of Shoshanna's Story "A diverse collection, representing a broad spectrum of Canadian society ... Double Lives will appeal to anyone, male or female, trying to balance creative work with parenting." Susan Glickman, author of The Violin Lover
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About Shannon Cowan

Shannon Cowan is the author of Tin Angel and Leaving Winter and the mother of two young children. Fiona Tinwei Lam, a former lawyer, is the author of Intimate Distances and the single mother of a five-year-old. Cathy Stonehouse is the author of The Word
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