The Priceless Gift

By Fred Bauer with poems by Helen Steiner Rice
Copyright 1984
Checked out 14 times in 25 years
Last checked out 13 years ago

This is an interesting variation on other books of Rice’s poetry. Bauer was her biographer and the editor of Guideposts magazine, which frequently published her poems. In this book, Bauer offers prose reminiscences and information about Rice as a person along with her poems. The poems in this book were apparently chosen with Rice’s input shortly before her death. So this is a book for fan’s of her as well as of her poetry. It has been well-received by the people of Albertville, though interest has tapered off over the last several years. I vote for giving it another ten years on the shelves before culling it. Rice is not an important poet but she was a popular inspirational one. It doesn’t hurt to keep her on the shelf until there is simply no more interest.

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