Fierce Wish for Calm

Author: Eshleman, Harry
Year:1995
ISBN:0-7734-2785-6
978-0-7734-2785-3
Price:39.95

Reviews

"Readers who love nostalgia, especially those who grew up in a small town, will love this collection which Harry has written about life in Lititz, PA, when he was growing up. . . . Harry's pencil has drawn sharp but kind images. . . . This is a book to keep on your bedside table and pick up to read when you need a break from the violence with which the media has bombarded you all day. When you feel a 'fierce wish for calm,' you can join the gentlefolk of Harry's past and feel their magic soothing your fevered soul." - University of Chicago Magazine

"Harry D. Eshleman's poetry rises above life the way those hawks do in his wonderful poem of remembering 'Old Hawk Men'. . . . there is a joy, generosity and a celebration that warms us all. . . . This is a wonderful book and deserves to be read and read once more." - Reading Eagle