You Could Make This Place Beautiful


The bestselling poet and author of Keep Moving offers a lush and heartrending memoir exploring coming of age in your middle age.  Poet Maggie Smith explores the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself in lyrical vignettes that shine, hard and clear as jewels. The book begins with one woman’s personal, particular heartbreak, but its circles widen into a reckoning with contemporary womanhood, traditional gender roles, and the power dynamics that persist even in many progressive homes.