The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon
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About the Author
DONALD HALL (1928-2018) served as poet laureate of the United States from 2006 to 2007. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president.
"An account of her illness, their life together, and the calming landscape of New England...a gem." USA Today"A bright, wonderful book." --New York Observer "A fearful and beautiful history." Boston Globe "Elegantly and lovingly tells the story of their life together." --Christian Century "Marriage, art, and illness are all treated with wisdom in Hall's account." New York Sun "Haunting...The language is spare, clean, very readable." --Poetry "[The Best Day the Worst Day] aims to show us the sacredness of the everyday, the magical qualities of the circle of life...Hall is such an evocative writer." --Book World The Washington Post "[A] moving portrait of marriage." The Miami Herald "Hall has turned his pain into art that can inspire and help others deal with loss." The Oregonian "Hall portrays the creative, peaceful life [he and Jane Kenyon] carved out for themselves...A moving tribute, unsparingly honest." Kirkus Reviews --