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The Blue Jay's Dance: A Memoir of Early Motherhood | Louise Erdrich
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Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction, The Blue Jay's Dance, brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and the insights, and the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions the acclaimed author experienced in the course of one twelvemonth periodfrom a winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to her return to writing in the fall. In exquisitely lyrical prose, Erdrich illuminates afresh the large and small events that every parent will recognize and appreciate.
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This was beautifully written. No other way to put it. I enjoyed her essays about the first year of her youngest child‘s life and explorations of motherhood and womanhood.

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I have been absent for a while - a product of burn out at work but also the tiredness of first trimester. Books and reading have not been as appealing to me lately for those same reasons. I‘m taking some time to regroup and heal mentally and dove into this last night. I love it. (And, yes, I‘m one of those monsters that underlines in books 😊) 💜

Alfoster You go girl! Whatever you need😍!👏👏 1y
tracy_anne8 Im currently pregnant with twins and I was the same way my first trimester. No interest in reading and completly exhausted. That fatigue is no joke and no one understands it until they experience it. Definitely take the time you need right now. The great thing about books is they will be there when you come back to them.😊 1y
stargazerblue49 @tracy_anne8 Congrats on the twins! I didn‘t realize I could be more tired than I already was as a resident doctor, but I‘m sure that I‘ll find out more about being tired in the coming months! 😂 1y
tracy_anne8 @stargazerblue49 Oh my you are busy! Naps! 😆I recommend lots of naps if possible! 1y
stargazerblue49 @tracy_anne8 I try, but naps usually get me into trouble when I try to sleep at night! One day, I‘ll figure it out! 1y
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Perhaps we owe some of our most moving literature to men who didn't understand that they wanted to be women nursing babies.

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Spending our anniversary/birthday weekend in Toronto

💙 Go Jays Go! 💙 (Actually, the Yankees kicked our butts)

misslala Woot! Go Yankees! That was a bit of a beating. 😉❤❤ 2y
misslala Happy Anniversary!! 2y
Read4life @CouronneDhiver We took a family trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto a few years ago. We saw two Yankees/Blue Jays games in Toronto (it was Jeter's final season). My son loved Toronto and the stadium so much, he now cheers for the Blue Jays, too. ⚾️ 🇨🇦 2y
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Read4life Happy Anniversary. 2y
BookishTrish Happy Anniversary 2y
CouronneDhiver Woohoo @Read4life So glad your family enjoyed it! It's my home town so visiting is always fun 2y
LeahBergen Fun!! 2y
Chelsey I love baseball! My team's aren't doing very well either though. 2y
Reecaspieces Nothing like a baseball game...and my team is tanking as well...and thank god for the inventor of BASEBALL PANTS!!! Baseball butts are the best!! 😂😳 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Chelsey @Reecaspieces My team is the worst team in baseball. Literally. 😕 2y
Mimi28 Happy Anniversary!! I'm hoping the Cubs can somehow pull it off again this year. 2y
DivineDiana Hope you had a splendid celebration! 🎉 2y
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Louise Erdrich on new motherhood is A+

Chessa OMG yes! 😂❤️ 3y
JPrecht YESSSS!!! I need this book because of this quote alone! 😂 3y
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