Award winning author,
Susan Haley, is taking us back! In Amber Returns to Maine - And Other
Songs of the Soul, Susan shares her connection with Amber, the character
Rainy Day People readers came to love. In an inspiring collection of
stories and poems, she shares her own growth in the world of writing and
living life since becoming a widow. Readers and writers alike will be
touched by this work. She shares necessary tenets along the road to
success, regardless your goals. Susan's poetry is a look into the heart
of a writer; her tributes shine a light on the real magnitude of
relationships with family and friends, and her positive energy makes
this a compelling read for anyone.
To my lifetime on this Earth and all the experiences and inspirations that molded me into what I am. The grandmother, the parents, the sister, the
relatives, and my own family, husband and two sons, who helped forge my pathways, wherever they led.
To the teachers and classic writers who broadened my mind to realize the power of the written word. To those like Thoreau and Emerson, Bach, and Whitman, who taught me the value of rejecting society's standards and fraudulent values while embracing the wise and the natural.
To the relatives and friends, dear, present, and past, even those unknown, who've shared a gene, made a mark, and wrote a lyric in my songs.
And to the animals, both wild and domestic, that have so touched my life and my spirit. They are all a part of me, this Earth, and all its creatures. Susan Haley ~ 2010
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Moving Testament To The Immutable Strength Of The Human Spirit,
June 18, 2010
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Amber Returns to Maine - and Other - Songs of the Soul
Throughout the pages of Amber Returns To Maine, author Susan
Haley takes the reader on an emotional, revealing sojourn into
the depths of her seasoned soul. Through the skillful
combination of poetry and prose, Haley recounts the formative
experiences that helped shape her personal growth and
development as a writer, philosopher, and student of the human
condition. She also pays special tribute to the family and
friends - chief among them her late husband, Jerry - whose
loving legacy continues to impact her life in profoundly moving
In tender, yet straightforward language - and without apology -
Haley offers her unfettered views on life, love, nature, and the
greater spiritual significance of the world around her. As the
well thought out tenets of her personal philosophy unfold, Haley
evokes similar introspective musings in her readers, encouraging
them by her own example to reflect upon the events and
experiences that have had the most profound impacts on them.
Furthermore, the touching poetic pieces scattered throughout the
book are salient examples of Haley's ability to inspire within
the reader genuine feelings of hope, acceptance, and heartfelt
A moving testament to the immutable strength of the human
spirit, Amber Returns To Maine is the hallmark of a true
literary talent. Strongly recommended.