- By Jacqueline Jules

Stronger Than Cleopatra

  • Title: Stronger Than Cleopatra
  • Author: Jacqueline Jules
  • ISBN: 9781941617038
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stronger Than Cleopatra Stronger Than Cleopatra is a poetry memoir recalling the author s journey through grief after the death of her first husband In narrative poems Jacqueline Jules addresses the unfinished business b

    Stronger Than Cleopatra is a poetry memoir recalling the author s journey through grief after the death of her first husband In 30 narrative poems, Jacqueline Jules addresses the unfinished business between the living and the dead Love is far too complicated an emotion to end with death We continue our relationship with the deceased, willingly or unwillingly, for the reStronger Than Cleopatra is a poetry memoir recalling the author s journey through grief after the death of her first husband In 30 narrative poems, Jacqueline Jules addresses the unfinished business between the living and the dead Love is far too complicated an emotion to end with death We continue our relationship with the deceased, willingly or unwillingly, for the rest of our lives Stronger Than Cleopatra shares the story of a young widow who honored her first marriage and then went on to build a new life with another man Jacqueline Jules is an award winning author and poet of over two dozen books including Sarah Laughs, the Zapato Power series, and Field Trip to the Museum.

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    1. A story so poignant and passionate that it only makes sense to tell it in the dramatic heart wrenching sputters that are these pomegranate poems. Don't think of it as a poetry collection -- this is a memoir, so where the rawness of the situation can only exude in these small perfect bits of lyric. A journey you'll want to consume and then consume again. Magical.Stronger than Cleopatra is this powerful memoir of a woman, it could be anywoman, surviving the sudden death of her husband and moving t [...]

    2. Jules’ gift is in finding the small moments—green paisley pajamas, carrot cake, the giggle of a nine-year-old boy—and gracefully elevating them to tell the story of a life. Not much has been written for those of us who lost a spouse before 40—and nothing at all with the exquisite power of Jules’ newly planted marigolds. If half of all marriages end in widowhood, Stronger Than Cleopatra is a manual for how to go on.

    3. “In Jacqueline Jules’ poetry collection, Stronger Than Cleopatra, the reader accompanies Jules on a heart-wrenching journey of devastating loss to come out on the other side, embracing a new life, one changed forever. Like an immediate close friend, the reader pads along on a trail with Jules’ thirty poems reflecting all the while on our own choices. It takes guts to be this vulnerable on the page. It would be pat to say that there is beauty in Jules’ wistful tone; it is more than that. [...]

    4. This book was given to me for free for the sake of review, I received it today in the mail and upon opening the package I could'nt put it down!After reading the first poem I saw how this book related to me experiencing major close to home, deaths myself. Brings to light the little things that come to mind at the grocery store, or riding in a car and reminiscing of the loved ones you have lost, makes you realize you are'nt alone. I would recommend this book to anyone who has dealt with the loss o [...]

    5. Jules has a knack for choosing words that capture a moment of intense, complex emotion. This memoir in poetic form, based on the writer's experience as a young widow, is a gripping read from the first page through the end. It's a story about death and pain, but ultimately, as the title implies, about strength -- what it's like to continue to live. I hope this book will find the many people who could take comfort from it.

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