A quintessential womanas book, Pink Lemonade chronicles a six-decade journey through the arts, using the steppingstones of poetry, drawing, short stories and essays to navigate difficult pathways. Along the way the author introduces us to some fascinating women, from shy Martha Brown, the Adams family laundress to Sister Stanisia, an accomplished artist/nun who doesnat know where babies come from. Other characters potrayed are: Kara Winston, a young mother who finds the courage to return to college in an unlikely place; Ellie, an attractive, middle-aged divorcee undergoing sterilization; and Elizabeth, an older married women who is forced to let go of a loved one twice. Divided into six chapters illustrated by the author, Pink Lemonade offers hope to anyone struggling with unexpressed feelings of sadness, powerlessness or anger. Samantha Adams demonstrates through her own experiences how the arts, especially those with spiritual underpinnings, enabled her to transform lifeas tragedies into triumphs.This was concocted at a small gas range next to the washtubs. ... My mother wisely kept both machines, new and old, side-by-side as she continued her weekly instructions and ... Eventually, Martha and the Kenmore made peace.
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