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***The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy

Reviewed December 31, 2001.
Hyperion.  2001.  180 pages.

This is a lovely book.  This year at bedtime with my 13-year-old son, we’ve been reading a poem a night.  Some are thought-provoking, some are funny, and it’s a nice way to spend a quiet moment together finishing up the day.  We’ve almost finished the book of 365 poems that got us started, and I think that this book would be an excellent one to start next.

It turns out that the Kennedy family loved poetry, and chose poems for each other for birthdays and other special occasions.  Jacqueline Kennedy was the driving force behind this, and her daughter has chosen the favorite poems from her special collection.

The result is a delightful collection of poems, pleasing to the ear and stimulating to the mind.  It gives me a nudge to try to make poetry a part of my own family life.

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