Keeping Time cover

Soft cover | memoir & art | full color insert
225 pages | $24

“Keeping Time is a book of rare inspiration, revealing the power of journal writing as a path of endurance through quiet times and mad ones. The 36 diaries excerpted here offer sharp glimpses into everything from immigration to military service, from parenting to cancer, from Israel in the Gulf War to Newfoundland on 9/11. One writer bears witness to a dying mother’s torments by recording every word she says. Another uses tiny watercolors to track the progress of his grief after his wife’s death. One captures the anguish of sending her son to Vietnam in a few heartfelt paragraphs. How many readers will be able to resist picking up their own pens after seeing what, in all simplicity, is possible?”

Marion Wink