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Little Feet Be Careful
by Nancy Bauer-King
Literary Nonfiction - Personal Narrative
ABOUT THE BOOK
How does an eighty-year-old woman survive in a patriarchal culture with a husband who is losing his memory? As a retired clergywoman, the impetus for writing was my conflict with the preponderance of male imagery in my religious experiences, as well as the broader culture. Little Feet Be Careful consists of short reflections on topics such as religious indoctrination, political frustration, dealing with Covid-19, childhood experiences, family stories, stories of goddesses, quotes from a variety of sources, my husband’s dementia and death, and oh yes... a few poems.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Bauer-King is an eighty-year-old retired United Methodist clergywoman who is exploring her troubled relationship with religious imagery and ideology with humor and, hopefully, honesty.
The title Little Feet Be Careful comes from a short song she sang in Sunday School at five years old and appears seven times in the book, each time with a different reflection. Though some of her “stepping” through these past two years of questioning has not been “careful,” with help from family and friends, she has survived the pandemic and her husband’s death from dementia.
Nancy’s fiction and poetry can be found in several anthologies and magazines, such as Creative Wisconsin Anthology 2018, The Christian Century 2019, and Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar 2020. She is also the author of Madness to Ministry (a memoir) and The Word From the Wise Old Woman (a feminine book of sermons).