Wanderlust in Suburbia is no different. The only changes consist of the fact that this is a collection of short essays, recollections, and poetry that she has written over the years. It is a chance to see and discover the world from behind the magical eyes of Marilyn Brant. We have the opportunity to fall all the way back into the 1970’s again as she and her husband start their lives together and witness, through these vignettes, the changing seasons of her life as she grows and matures as a wife, mother, author, and person. I had opportunity to laugh, cry, and sigh with her as her children grew; as she started writing “for real”.
The tribute to fathers and dads brought me to tears as she honored her father and husband and all dads in one very poignant essay that is worthy of any publication. Her wanderings through the early years spanned the seasons, holidays, and other special occasions, as well as the different foibles that we all find ourselves falling into as women and parents. If you love reading the works of Marilyn Brant, or if you love Chicken Soup for the Soul, you will love this gem.
Even though I have it sitting here on my Kindle, I am buying some hardcopies for some new mommies that I know. What a fantastic “new Mother’s” gift. The essays are not only fun and enjoyable, they are packed full of some down home folk wisdom that most any mom would appreciate.
Thank you for sharing these personal gems of yourself and of your family, Marilyn. I could hear your voice smiling as I read my way through them all. This will be a volume I plan on keeping around for a pick-me-up for myself.
FIVE HUGE STARS!!!!
A must read!!!!!!!!