January 14, 2015

  “Kathryn Rhett’s subtle, serpentine personal essays are utterly beguiling. They’re anchored in the themes of midlife — family, home, attachment, early losses. They affirm and celebrate the settled life, but there’s nothing smug about Rhett’s acceptance of her own maturity. She’s too honest not to confess her ambivalence. Why, she asks – for example […]

Near Breathing

January 14, 1997

Near Breathing is the story of a difficult and transformative birth experience. Rather than the ‘perfect birth’ the author can later imagine, she and her husband instead experience the near-death of their infant daughter. As the baby is attended by a bewildering team of specialists in the neonatal intensive care unit, attached to a respirator […]