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Stop Here

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The photographs feel as intimate as my favorite family snapshots. The prose is real and beautiful and pulls me back through time.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love

Stop Here, This is the Place

By Susan Conley
Photographs by Winky Lewis

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 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.

Down East Books
Pages: 112 • Size: 7 3/4 x 8
Hardback • April 2016
Subjects: Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries, Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood, Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Family

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One winner will be chosen, as we have one copy of the book for this contest.
This giveaway runs from October 26–November 30, 2016.
General Down East contest guidelines.