October 14, 2020

GIVEAWAY & Book Tour: Silence of Islands

 


Join us for this tour from October 12 to October 23, 2020!
 
Book Details:

Book Title:  Silence of Islands — Poems by W.M. Raebeck
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +),  170 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher:  Hula Cat Press
Release date:   July 2020
Content Rating:  G. this book of poems is 'grown-up' but nothing violent, explicit, illegal, profane or hardcore.



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Book Description

Poetry for the summer day, poetry for the dark night. Poems that cut a walkable trail through the forest of life. Always with a nudge and a wink, “It’ll be okay.” This collection reflects a lifetime of nature, love, travel, death, joy, art, family, and the eternal questions. A potion of emotion to soothe and move you.

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My Review

I rarely review poetry. Poems are such personal contraptions that affect one reader intensely and not at all for another. But I’d venture to say Silence of Islands’ sentiments are largely universal—expressing the blessings of life and the stealthiness of death. Words that evoke sorrow, joy, nostalgia, and a wealth of other heart sensations.

 

The author has a clear writer’s voice. There’s nothing presumptuous or inflated in these poems. They’re candid and simple. Quaint, yet profound. Freeing, yet captivating.

 

I really enjoyed this book of predominantly free-verse poems. There’s a rhyme or two, but the majority of pages present simplistic, easy-to-decipher, free style writings. 

 

The most poignant works, and the easiest for me to connect with, were the ‘father’ poems (especially one titled, What Luck.) Another notable piece was Better Them Than Us, in which a shirt and sweater convey a progression of love.

 

A beautiful book of emotion and artistry.

 

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I was blessed to receive a complimentary copy of this book.

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Meet the Author

W. M. Raebeck's trademarks are humorous candor, spiritual stretching, and frequent exits from the comfort zone. She lives in Hawaii, with regular Mainland visits. Her 5 books to date are true-life accounts, from the misadventures of a sugar-freak hippie chick ('I Did Inhale'), to 20 stories about art, Hollywood, and spirits ('Stars in Our Eyes'), to trekking through the Costa Rican rainforest ('Expedition Costa Rica'), to teaching yoga in Santa Monica ('Some Swamis are Fat'),* and now her poetry collection, 'Silence of Islands.' Before authoring, Raebeck was a film and television actress based in LA, London, and NYC. She went on to freelance journalism, contributing to the then-alternative world of green politics, environmental protection, U.S. involvement in Central American wars, socially conscious investing, and much more. Her articles were always accompanied by her own photography, including numerous cover stories for the LA Weekly and other papers like the East Hampton Star from her former hometown. In Raebeck's personal life, yoga and natural health (sugar notwithstanding) remain institutions. As is maintaining a zero-waste household. Animal rights and environmental activism are lifelong commitments, including all-too-frequent bird rescue. W. M. Raebeck's books are available in print and ebook worldwide, and can be ordered from any book store or library. Audio editions are in the works! For additional info, or to join the email list, visit WendyRaebeck.com. Her next book, 'Nicaragua Story—Back Roads of the Contra War,' takes a hard look at a people's war, and will be out in 2021. * 'Some Swamis are Fat' is under the pen-name Ava Greene.

connect with the author:    website   ~   facebook pinterest goodreads


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Tour Schedule

Oct 12 – Merlot Et Mots – book review / author interview
Oct 12 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Oct 14 - Cover Lover Book Review - book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 - Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review
Oct 15 - Pick a good book – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 16 – 30-something Travel – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 16 - Chit Chat with Charity - book review / author interview
Oct 19 – Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Oct 20 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Alexis Marie Chute – book review / author interview
Oct 21 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 - Lisa's Reading - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 23 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 23 - Books for Books – book review

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your review, Cheryl. I really like your descriptions of the book and poems. Glad you enjoyed it!
    I encourage your readers to enter the giveaway and to join my email list at my website, "WendyRaebeck.com".
    Thanks for hosting me on my first tour!
    W. M. Raebeck : )

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  2. What a lovely review. It made me want to look into this author's work. Thanks for the giveaway chance as well.

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