128 pages; soft cover;
7" x 10"
A Hatteras Anthology:
The Voices of Hatteras Island Women
by Lynne Hoffman Foster & Linda
Lynne Hoffman Foster and Linda
Elizabeth Nunn embarked upon a project that has turned into an opus. A
Hatteras Anthology is a collection of poetry, prose, photographs, artwork
and even sheet music by nearly forty Hatteras Island women. In addition to
being a valuable literary offering, A Hatteras Anthology is an art book
as well, designed by Linda Lauby of Outer Banks Press, with color pages of
lovely images throughout.
There are numerous silent voices here. We approached many
women and asked for their stories and their thoughts, their creativity and
insights. Those who responded have eloquently related various aspects of their
experiences on Hatteras Island through their words, their music, and their
creative eyes and hands, honoring all of the Hatteras Island women. Their works
have moved us, and we are pleased to share them with you.
Lynne Hoffman Foster
When the idea for this book came about, we met at Lynne's
kitchen table (where else?) and began to plan our project. Our daily lives
place us in contact with the public, and talking to other women is as natural
and necessary as sunshine on our upturned faces. Beneath the customary chatter
about the ordinary and the routine, we heard the reasonable whispers of quiet
dreams and altered ambitions. If you talk to a woman long enough, and listen
with an honest ear, you will hear her speaking from her heart. We wanted to
turn up the volume on those whispers and heart sounds, and we conceived this
anthology as a way to give a clearly audible voice to our island
We believe that, like a seashell dropped into a tidal
pool, the happy consequences of our endeavors will spread through ever-widening
circles, born of the voices of these Hatteras Island women.