For years, readers of Luanne Austinas Rural Pen column in the Daily News-Record have been asking for a compilation of her work. Here it is. Stain the Water Clear is a collection spanning 10 years. Her first Southern Yankee writings focused on the transplanted life of a young woman who had moved from her native New York to athe South.a Yankee Doodlin' continued on this theme, but expanded to family life, relationships and meditations on life. Finally, the Rural Pen pieces are those of a writer who has found her voice, addressing a range of topics, from politics to religion, to love and womenas issues, to meditations on nature and spirituality .The name of the column and this book come from William Blakeas aSongs of Innocencea: aAnd I made a rural pen, And I stainad the water clearabaAutomobile. Travails. of. the. 1990a#39;s. So. Ia#39;ve spent the last five months looking for a new car. Not continuously, day in day out, but looking. Asking. ... It was the air conditioner compressor. ... That cost $150. Found out the leaking oil was running through the exhaust system. So I paid someone to replace the valve cover gasket . ... Many customers, she said, buy a car after just sitting in it, Am I in Sync? 125.
|Title||:||Stain the Water Clear|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2003-01-13|