Stop Here, This Is the Place

  • Title: Stop Here, This Is the Place
  • Author: SusanConley Winky Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781608936205
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stop Here This Is the Place Winky Lewis and Susan Conley a photographer and a writer in Portland tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children of the street where t
    Winky Lewis and Susan Conley, a photographer and a writer in Portland, tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year, Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children, of the street where they live as neighbors, and of other green places in Maine By the end of that week Susan sent a tiny story back that talked to the photograph Stop Here, This Is The Place tWinky Lewis and Susan Conley, a photographer and a writer in Portland, tried an experiment At the start of every week for a year, Winky sent Susan a photograph of their children, of the street where they live as neighbors, and of other green places in Maine By the end of that week Susan sent a tiny story back that talked to the photograph Stop Here, This Is The Place tells the story of a year in which children s arms and legs get longer, and traces of babyhood fade a year that feels interminable to a ten year old looking forward and fleeting to that ten year old s mother, who can always stop here, go back and remember This delightfully evocative gift book is a reminder to stop and enjoy the precious time we have with our kids while we have them Through Susan s recollections of moments from her childhood and the ongoing lives of her children, we re reminded of our own childhoods, and of the necessity to stop and pay attention, to hold on.

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    About SusanConley Winky Lewis


    1. Susan Conley is the author of Paris Was the Place Knopf, August 2013 , an Fall Big Books Pick for fiction, an Indie Next Pick, and an Elle Magazine Readers Prize Pick People magazine calls it a satisfying cassoulet of questions about home, comfort and love, served with a fresh perspective on a dazzling city while Booklist says that, Deftly exploring the complexities of friendship, family and commitment, Conley adroitly demonstrates her infectious passion for Paris through an extensive and intimate portrait of the inner workings concealed behind its seductive fa ade An American novelist, nonfiction writer, poet and creative writing professor, Susan s memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune Knopf 2011 , was excerpted in the New York Times Magazine and the Daily Beast It was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month, a Slate Magazine Book of the Week and a finalist for the Choice Award It won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir Other work of hers has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review and elsewhere Susan Conley has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, and the Massachusetts Arts Council A former faculty member at Emerson College, she has also taught at Colby College and Simmons College She currently teaches at the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA Program, and is the Jack Kerouac Visiting Writer at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell She s also the co founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine, where she leads a variety of workshops.


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    1. This is very cool idea.From the moment I read the blurp, I was intrigued. Make sure to READ THE BLURP.( I read it at three different times myself)First I'm curious to ask my friends"what thoughts enter your mind when you consider what this photographer and writer created?" WellI had many thoughtsly, something really inspired and charmed me about these two mothers. I not only liked the idea ( looking forward to seeing their end result), but from the beginningeir creative-partnership moved me.Now [...]

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    2. Two friends, two mothers, two houses.One photographer, one writer.One street.One year.One family.Susan Conley (writer) & Laura Lewis (photographer) spontaneously came up with this creative concept of documenting a year's worth of their family's memories. Every week, a photo was taken by one and captioned by the other. The writing is lyrical, capturing thoughts and musings of the mothers or the children. The fitting accompaniment to the photography.The photographs have this dreamlike quality, [...]

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    3. When I first read about this book, I was both intrigued and maybe a little jealous. Years ago I tried to convince a friend to do something similar with me, but they never were interested enough to follow through.I loved the ease of the writing, reminded me of childhood summer days, moments without a care in the world. Beautiful. Some of the writing emphasized the joy of childhood, and some focused more on those pre-teen years where, you know, parents can’t do anything right. The photographs ar [...]

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    4. Would you like to lose yourself in 52 beautiful life pictures, with imaginative poetry to highlight each one? How about entering childhood all over again through the images and writing of two present day mommas in Maine, who collaborated to produce a work of art? Well this is your read. These are your images and life. It's time to take a peak, dive in the water and swim.

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    5. Stop Here, This Is the PlaceSusan ConleySusan ConleyWinky LewisI received this book free in a Giveaway.I loved this little book and highly recommend it. It only takes about an hour to read. It is a collaboration between to moms who live on the same street. One is a writer and one is a photographer. Every week for a year Winky takes a picture and sends it to Susan. It may be a picture of one or more of their children or some scenery etc. Susan then adds a short story more of a poem that talked t [...]

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    6. This is a lovely book. The project is an interesting one. One friend writes. The other provides the pictures. This is a book about families with photos and very short essays done over a year. As a mother (of an adult son now) I can relate to the essays. They are only a paragraph or so, but express the thoughts of a mother who watches her children grow and realizes how fleeting those moments really are. As an enthusiastic amateur photographer myself, I also know much harder it is than it looks to [...]

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    7. Sally Mann meets Joan Didion. Remarkable and lyrical. As a father of 6 kids, I enjoyed drinking in the elegiac prose and transporting images as I imagined the child that lives in all our hearts. Who doesn't long to recapture the freedom and wide-eyed curiosity of the time in life before the burdens of adulthood? Find a vehicle to take you to that place here. I found myself thrust quietly into the emotional space of memory and dreams. Back to work now, but a little more calm, more inspired and re [...]

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    8. What a fantastic book. A journey that reminded me of childhood, reflected on my motherhood and introduced me to an artistic collaboration that elevates the work of both artists. I truly enjoyed getting lost in Winky Lewis's photography and Susan Conley's prose. Stop Here, This Is the Place is a retreat of sorts but also a meditation that was poetic, contemplative and visually captivating. To think that these two women, mothers and neighbors found each other and spent a year expressing the everyd [...]

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    9. What a lovely idea between friends - one taking the photos and one writing a story - accomplished over 52 weeks. They provide a lovely collection of thoughts and understanding. The photographs are beautiful and the writing that goes with them give a tiny insight to two friends and what they share. Daily life goes on but once a week we get to see their specially place, their children and their life and thoughts. It showed me to slow down and think more about things.This book was provided to me in [...]

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    10. I absolutely loved it!! This was such a great idea for the two to do, and I'm glad they came together and pulled it off. The photographs looked so great next to each writing. The writing was wonderful as well! So smooth and easy, and reminded me of summer days when I was younger. This was a great summer read and I'm so glad that had this giveaway! So beautiful!

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    11. What a wonderful book Winky Lewis and Susan Conley have produced. Stop Here, This is the Place is a joy on so many levels. It’s an inspiring exercise in being truly present in our families. The photos are compelling. And, for those who know and love Maine, it captures the sense of place in a poignant way. I plan to send copies to my friends for mother’s day.

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    12. Wonderful photographs accompanied by insightful reflections. Reminds the reader of how precious and fleeting childhood is. My favorite is #4 - "palindrome".Thank you to NetGalley and Down East Books for providing me with an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review

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    13. A delightful little book filled with captivating photographs and stories that pull you in. This book embodies the joys of childhood, and it's so sweet that two friends collaborated to bring it to life. I won this book from a giveaway.

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    14. Beautiful photos, thoughtful text.

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    15. The idea of this book completely fascinates me & challenges me. It gives me creative license & flow, and that helps this book. I’d love to find a friend to share a similar challenge with. After all, the journey of parenthood and childhood is a beautiful experience that deserves to be captured all over the world. There are so many similarities in our stories that they’re worth reading and enough differences that they’re worth sharing. Some of these moments were powerful, beautiful, [...]

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    16. What a beautiful book! It truly cast a spell and brought me back to childhood, at the same time it honored my motherhood.

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    17. Such a lovely reminder of the power of friendship, shared intimacy of parenting, and the mutual respect for kids lives and the beautiful world of neighbors. Well done! "Stop Here, This is the Place tells the story of a year in motherland. The camera watches the children’s arms and legs grow longer until any trace of baby in their faces is gone. The camera reports how long one year can feel in the life of a ten-year-old. Children look ahead. But mothers. We can always go back and remember."

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