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“Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary,” 5 star review by Valerie J. Brooks on Good Reads

Valerie's review
rating: 5 of 5 stars
bookshelves: highly-recommend
status: Read in July, 2008

Janet Grace Riehl writes with the honesty, openness and heart of someone who deeply loves life, but is not shy at hitting, straight on, the messes we have to clean up or the sorrows we must bear.

Her collection, "diary" as she calls it, is a poetic memoir, a memorial to her family and ancestors. Filled with photos that enhance vs. detract, SIGHTLINES will unearth your own memories and stories.

As a writer, it was hard to read as each poem made me run for paper and pencil to jot down a toggled memory of my own.

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3 Responses »

  1. Congratulations on a well deserved review!!!

  2. Ms. Brooks said it right! Her reaction was also mine. Poem after poem stirred up recollections from my own experience and enabled me to claim them as my own.

  3. I have often read your poetry to patients "at just the right moment." They have all given you 5 stars too!

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