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On the night table: Charlene Diehl

Charlene Diehl

Director, Winnipeg International Writers Festival

"I'm juggling a mountain of books for Thin Air 2014 this September, but have been settling my spirit late at night with Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by American writer Anne Lamott. The book is a bracing and often very funny essay on the challenges of remaining thoughtful, compassionate and engaged when life keeps throwing impossible curveballs -- sickness and death, destruction (both human and natural), injustice, and despair. It's a pithy, real-world book about acknowledging difficulty, choosing to be lost sometimes, accepting help, and painstakingly stitching together moments of meaning to create a well-lived life."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 12, 2014 G8


Updated on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:15 AM CDT: Formatting.

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