[saymaListserv] Fw: A new memoir about Quaker faith

Mary Calhoun moriah at preferred.com
Fri Feb 22 09:51:12 JEST 2002


A notice that arrived at the SAYMA office.

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Mary


----- Original Message -----
From: Counterpoint Press <CounterpointPress at perseusbooks.com>
To: <adminasst at sayma.org>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 9:06 AM
Subject: A new memoir about Quaker faith


| We wanted to let you know about a new memoir called A STONE BRIDGE
NORTH by
| Kate Maloy. Early readers and booksellers have encouraged us to bring
this
| book to the attention of Quaker groups, as it tells the story of one
woman's
| attempt to translate her Quaker faith into practice in daily life.
|
| If you have a newsletter, website, or other way to get the word out on
this
| book, please send an email to John.McLeod at PerseusBooks.com and we'll
send
| you a review copy. Be sure to include your mailing address. We would
also
| appreciate it if you would forward this to any other people who you
think
| may be interested.
|
| Thank you.
|
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| A STONE BRIDGE NORTH: Reflections in a New Life
| By Kate Maloy
| Publication date: Feb. 1, 2002
| ISBN 1-58243-145-0
| $26.00 cloth / 315 pages
| http://www.counterpointpress.com/1582431450.html
|
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| PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
|
| "A Stone Bridge North is many things: a memoir, an Internet love
story, and
| a spiritual odyssey. I loved this heartfelt tale of Kate Maloy's
midlife
| leap of faith that led to her finding a new life in Vermont with a man
who
| is her soul mate. Her quietly philosophical reflections on love,
families,
| friendships, nature, and her rediscovered Quaker faith make this a
book to
| be cherished."--Dorothy Sucher, author of The Invisible Garden
|
| "Her insistence on leading an examined life is powerful, especially in
the
| morally difficult times we now face."--Publishers Weekly
|
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| ABOUT THE BOOK
|
| "I lived a straight-edged life, a cubist arrangement of familiar
rectangles:
| office, computer screen, paycheck, city blocks, mortgage, calendar
pages,
| television screen. These were more confining than I knew. Most
confining of
| all, for most of those years, was the four-square house I occupied
like a
| resentful ghost through half my marriage. . . . I am no longer a ghost
in my
| life."--from the Prologue
|
| A Stone Bridge North is the story of "miracles found and fears
allayed" in
| the author's sudden journey out of a confining urban existence and
into a
| simpler, more joyous life.
|
| Kate Maloy, a middle-aged and recently-divorced mother of a teenage
boy,
| shocks her friends and family when she falls in love with Alan, a man
she
| meets on the internet. The relatively small act of faith their
relationship
| is built upon becomes a huge leap of faith when the two decide to
leave
| Pittsburgh and buy a house together in rural Vermont.
|
| To tell this story fully, Maloy must tell earlier ones as well,
looking
| through changed eyes at childhood anxieties, family disaffection,
failed
| marriages, shaky friendships, late motherhood, restless boredom--and a
| talent for joy. She learns that she has been guided by faith even when
she
| thought she had none. She begins to discern purpose and design both in
her
| stories and in the light by which she sees them--a light refracted
through a
| Quaker lens that searches for the sacred in all people. Above all, she
| celebrates the loves of her new life--family, friends, language,
silence,
| and Vermont.
|
| KATE MALOY lives in Worcester, Vermont with her husband and son.
|
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|
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|
| To visit the Counterpoint website go to
http://www.counterpointpress.com
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