Anchor and Flares

A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD17086
Released: Jul 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478933984
Narrator/s: Kate Braestrup
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Kate Braestrup's life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son. As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies parenthood. In the intervening years—through mourning her husband and the joy of remarriage and a blended family—Kate has absorbed the rewards and complications of that spirit. But when her eldest son joins the Marines, Kate is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family's legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child's independence with the fear of letting go? As Kate examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear—inspired by the families she meets as a chaplain and by her son's journey towards purpose and familyhood—she learns that the threats we can't predict will rip us apart and knit us together.

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Author(s): Kate Braestrup
Narrator(s): Kate Braestrup
Product Number Z100091694
Released: Jul 14, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478933960
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
Product Number EB00587697
Released: Jul 14, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316373760

Professional reviews

"It's always a treat when an author has the talent and experience to narrate her own memoir. Here, Kate Braestrup's clear and expressive performance creates a strong connection with her listeners as she shares her thoughts on parenting, family, and a life in service. Although her ordination as a Unitarian Universalist chaplain informs her outlook, Braestrup is not a proselytizer, and the essays in this audiobook focus primarily on her job with the Maine (game) Warden Service, through which she offers comfort to grieving families, and on coming to terms with her children's transitions into young adulthood, especially her eldest son's enlistment in the Marines. Braestrup's sincere compassion for others, love and respect for her family, and easy sense of humor color her delivery, inviting listeners into her world. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"