Thursday Book Feature: Walking by Inner Vision

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.Note: This book is on sale this week for 50% off on Smashwords, so this would be a good time to check it out.

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Copyright 2017

 

This collection starts with a prologue in which the author, who is also an artist, describes how knitting sustained her during difficult times after she lost most of her vision in 2007. The poetry and prose that follow are divided into twelve sections, one for each month of the year. Some pieces reflect the time of year while others discuss the author’s faith in God, nature, art, music, and other topics.

My favorite piece is “A Wintry Tale” because it reminds me of many tumbles I took in the snow when I was younger due to my lack of vision. I believe Lynda was still sighted at the time of this story, so I found that refreshing. My second favorite is “A Pennsylvania Christmas” because it brings back memories of my own childhood Christmases, even though I’ve never received coal in my stocking.

I’ve known Lynda for years through our association with Behind Our Eyes, a not-for-profit organization for writers with disabilities. I’ve always been amazed by how, despite her sight loss, her appreciation of art and nature comes through in her vivid descriptions. Even if you have normal vision, this book will open your eyes, ears, and heart to life’s wonders.

 

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of a romance novel, two poetry collections, and a memoir and am currently working on another novel. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I have a visual impairment and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

8 thoughts on “Thursday Book Feature: Walking by Inner Vision”

  1. What a nice surprise this afternoon to find this review of my book, Abbie. I’ve been away all day, and it was wonderful to see that you shared this interview. All of the 27 essays in the book were written after my sudden sight loss – so, yes, I was out there with my 2 dogs, and we were frolicking in the deep snow when I had my mishap in the essay, “A Wintry Tale.” Since winter is my favorite season, I just become excited when it is snowing. I’ve learned to slow down a bit since then. And, of the 16 poems in the book, only 4 were created when I had sight. Since retirement from teaching 10 years ago, I am writing and making art full-time. Sight loss opened the door for me to do this. All’s well.

    Many thanks to Donna W. Hill who has also been an inspiration to me in our writing life. She is one of the first writers I met through NFB so long ago. BOE has also been a tremendous source of fellowship and affirmation in my life.

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  2. Reblogged this on SCAN and commented:
    What a nice surprise to find this book review of my book today on “My Corner,” by Abbie Johnson Taylor AND on “Campbells Corner,” the blog owned by Patty Fletcher. Thank you both for your generous spirit! You 2 are the BEST.

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