Remember the Dragonflies: A Memoir of Grief and Healing
Website: Remember the Dragonflies
LinkedIn: Kathy Rhodes Profile
Email: kathy rhodes dot writer at g mail dot com
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Kathy Rhodes’s memoir tells her story of struggle, survival, and rebuilding
— a five-year journey from “our” to “my” — following the death of her
At some point life boils what’s in your crucible down to the salt of you.
Everything she had depended on her husband — job, income, identity, companionship, future hopes and dreams, even her house — and then suddenly, he died. Kathy Rhodes staggers onto the grief road and navigates her way through the fog of disorientation, decisions, “death duties,” the dreaded firsts, and basic daily survival. She lands a new job, loses it when the company fails, gets another job, loses her mother and her childhood home, then sells her own house and buys a smaller one. Five years down the road, she realizes she has journeyed from “our” to “my.” She has built a whole new life.
Her journey parallels the metamorphosis of the dragonfly. Dragonflies start out in the water, submerged in the dark, then gradually, in time, find their way to the skies. Rhodes survives the darkest time of her life and makes her way onward and upward.
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Title: Remember the Dragonflies: A Memoir of Grief and Healing
Author: Kathy Rhodes
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Page Count: 200
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Retail Price: $17.99
Publisher: WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson
Available at: westbowpress.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, booksamillion.com
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Kathy Rhodes is author/editor of four books, and her personal essays have been published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Her essay, “An Open Letter,” appeared in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 3 and was singled out for a review in The New Yorker. Her essay, “The Wedding Hankie,” was included in Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul II. Rhodes is founder of TurnStyle Writing, Editing & Publishing Solutions. She earned a BA at Delta State University and pursued graduate studies in writing at the University of Memphis. She teaches creative nonfiction workshops and speaks to grief groups.