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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Kennedy Narrator: Hope Davis, Jane Alexander, John Bedford Lloyd, Campbell Scot Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than 50 years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman.

Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey.

The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats.

Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mfbirkett | 2/18/2014

    " Beautiful tribute to the stages of women's lives through poetry from all periods of literture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chantay | 2/14/2014

    " I thought it would be works that she had written. I really don't want to read the writings of others titled: She Walks in Beauty... I wanted to know life and poetry from an American icon other then Twain's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/7/2014

    " Big surprise, I loved a poetry compilation aimed at women. :-) There were certainly a few poems here I thought were a little "out there" and then of course many I already knew and loved, but loved the collection overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Monica Snyder | 1/30/2014

    " Truly one of the most beautiful anthologies of poetry I have ever read. I keep it on my nightstand and go to it again and again. "

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About the Author
Author Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the New York Times bestselling A Patriot’s Handbook, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, A Family Christmas, and the coauthor of The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense. She serves as the vice chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She lives in New York City.