Live and Love

Family Lessons

by Edna Kaye



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9780595370733

About the Book

Live and Love is a memoir of family experiences, sometimes painful and at other times humorous. It portrays family life throughout most of the twentieth century in both urban and rural settings. It is about middle-class values and aspirations, the struggle to survive the depression of the 1930s, the world wars, and the aftermath of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s and the process of growing up with grandmothers, parents, children, pets, and friends. It depicts the experiences of a mother and her four children, their interaction, personalities, and search for a secure and stable existence. It recounts travel at home and abroad and desire to reach beyond a parochial existence.

The lessons drawn from this account include learning to respect our elders and their wisdom and counsel, to seek personal autonomy in the face of peer and family pressures, and to turn setbacks and disappointments into achievements and success.

About the Author

Edna Kaye is a writer and painter. Her writings reflect personal experiences and struggles. Her oil and watercolor paintings depict a love of nature in places where she has resided and visited.