Stain the Water Clear

Stain the Water Clear

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For years, readers of Luanne Austina€™s 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 a€œthe 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 womena€™s issues, to meditations on nature and spirituality .The name of the column and this book come from William Blakea€™s a€œSongs of Innocencea€: a€œAnd I made a rural pen, And I staina€™d the water cleara€ba€Automobile. 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
Author:Luanne Austin
Publisher:iUniverse - 2003-01-13


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