Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother


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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Barbara Graham is an anthropologist with a special research interest in Ireland. She has extensive research experience in the field of material culture studies, death, emotions, aging and care.


"Insightful and candid, sometimes painfully so. . . . Women who have achieved grandmotherly status will appreciate this engaging, honest volume of essays by 26 writers who articulate shared emotions about their grandchildren."--Publishers Weekly
"Spry and unsentimental. . . . Truth telling with dollops of love."--O magazine
"So many different perspectives and vantage points are woven seamlessly that no matter what their personal relationship to the word 'grandmother' is, readers will find much to make them laugh out loud--and also to break their hearts."--Christian Science Monitor
"As someone who was partly raised by my maternal grandparents and adored them, I always knew that grandmotherhood would be intense for me. But I didn't realize that it would be such a revelation. Eye of My Heart really does what its subtitle suggests--reveals the pleasures and perils of grandmotherhood."--Erica Jong, author of Fear of Fifty
"In illuminating, unsentimental essays, 27 writers offer up insights on the tricky art of grandmothering."--People
"These stories are so fresh and fundamental, wrenching and joyful, that one is left feeling that the subject has never been cracked open before."--Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger