Erdrich, Louise, “The Blue Jay’s Dance: A Birth Year (Harper Collins 1995)

Writing is reflective and living is active–the two collide in the tumultuous business of caring for babies. She bathes her children, she mends the torn armholes of favorite shirts, he picks out birthday party gifts, they receive breathtaking confidences. He and she see the next world and the next reflected in the ocean of their newborn’s eyes (6).

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