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Slack Water
Slack Water
Slack Water
Slack Water
Slack Water
Slack Water
Slack Water

Slack Water

The Winter House

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Slack water is defined as “a short period in a body of tidal water when the water has no rise and no fall.”  Before the direction of the tidal stream reverses, there is always a time of slack water.  

Born in a tiny village in England and raised in the suburban communities bordering the Missouri River in St. Louis, the summer of 2008 finds Mona, alone, on the shores of Little Pleasant Bay on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, a despairing woman far from home. From there spins the fabric of forty woven narrative essays spanning the decade from 2008 to 2018.

A contemporary memoir, Slack Water is anchored and narrated by reflections on topics which touch briefly upon faith and teaching, but ultimately revolve around parenthood and family.  Through a dynamic inner narrative, the reflections weave together and create a spoken tapestry of the power of change, the necessity of forgiveness, the beauty of aloneness, and the particular courage of relationships.

Slack Water is one woman’s discovery of the power of believing, the endurance of family, and the people who call us home.    

PRAISE FOR SLACK WATER...

Slack Water is autobiographical in that it tells the true story of parts of the author’s life in her own voice, but it breaks the mold on a traditional, linear story...it, rather, documents the seemingly insignificant moments of everyday life that brought her clarity, melancholy, or a renewed sense of the Spirit’s hand. Slack Water is highly relatable...in a page-turning story with themes that ring loud and true as they weave through her written thoughts.  ~ K.H.


"I finished my copy this weekend. The emotional journey it took me on was unreal. I laughed. I cried. I read a few sections more than once and reflected on the life similarities." ~K.M 

“I just finished Slack Water. I am left with so many feelings and so much wisdom about life, love and faith. Thank you... for helping me accept who I am, forgive myself for some of [the] things I have done and realize that I am growing in the right direction. “ -M.W.

“I am reading this book and am glued to it. {You} have such a gift. I am going to recommend it to all my friends!” ~ J.W.

““I am on page 50 and I just love it.  I feel like we are sitting on a veranda and I just get to listen to you tell your stories.  I could listen for hours.  Such a gift amidst the chaos of COVID.” ~ J.K.

“I have just read the last page of your book.  Oh. My. Gosh. I loved it. I’ve already started reading the beginning again.  Like...literally, I closed the book and started over.   So many amazing epiphanies.  So many great little amazing statements and nuggets.  Thank you for taking the time to write it.  Thank you for your insights and your growth.  What a treasure!” ~M.G. 

"You have a beautiful way with words and so many of your stories touched me deeply.  There were so many wonderful lessons.  It fills me up to see someone step into their gifts so fully and to offer it back to the world." ~ J.D.