She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy
A Woman's Journey Through Poems

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5 Critic Reviews

Readers will appreciate Kennedy’s ease with both familiar classics and contemporary gems.
-Christian Science Monitor

Synopsis

In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey.

The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats. Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.
 

About Caroline Kennedy

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Foreword by Caroline Kennedy, the author/editor of ten bestselling books on constitutional law, American history, politics, and poetry. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, Kennedy is active in the efforts to improve New York City public schools and serves as President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Hachette Books. 333 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for She Walks in Beauty
All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Christian Science Monitor

Good
on Apr 10 2012

Readers will appreciate Kennedy’s ease with both familiar classics and contemporary gems.

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Denver Post

Good
on May 04 2011

As Kennedy has shown again, the right editor and guide can lead many readers into poetry's vital yet often- overlooked landscape.

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Bookblog of the Bristol Library

Below average
on Sep 16 2011

I feel that too much analysis can sometimes drain the joy right out of poetry, making people believe that it's dull and boring.

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Above average
on May 25 2011

...captures the emotional tantrums that come with romantic love through the youthful voice...

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Excellent
on May 06 2011

Treat yourself to this soulful collection of poems. Savor the wisdom and beauty found in the words of Kennedy and the poets she has brought into your life. Return to them often. Share them whenever you can. Feel them touch your very soul.

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