Breaking Free: Women of Spirit at Midlife and Beyond

Breaking Free: Women of Spirit at Midlife and Beyond

by Marilyn Sewell (Editor)


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In twenty-seven personal and daring essays, some of our finest women writers examine the second half of their lives. They grapple with what age and life have taught them, contemplate their experiences, and reflect on where they have arrived. These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are, and at life as it is, to discover not only what time has taken from them but also the powerful gifts that only come with age and experience.

Contributors include: Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, M. F. K. Fisher, China Galland, Vivian Gornick, Germaine Greer, Erica Jong, Audre Lorde, Grace Paley, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, and Terry Tempest Williams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807028254
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 09/23/2004
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell is the editor of Claiming the Spirit Within, Cries of the Spirit, Resurrecting Grace and Breaking Free. She is senior minister at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. Find her online at

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