In these sixty-six essays, originally broadcast on NPR-station WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia, Jaquith shines her light on everything from heartbreak to head lice, birdseed cookies to empty nests.
"Jaquith writes like a dream. I spent a wonderful afternoon on my sickbed almost oblivious to my ills because of her sharp wit and poignant remembrances.
"This collection of her essays, Birdseed Cookies, is a jewel. All that listeners have come to appreciate in her soul-baring morning chats are gathered together for the first time.
"Each and every Jaquith essay appeals because of honesty and humor, puckishness and polish. She explores everyday topics with taste and finesse and remembers lifes little moments that most of us have forgotten: listening to a favorite radio program in the dark; putting an ear to the railroad tracks to hear trains coming; revisiting a childhood home that suddenly seems a whole lot smaller.
"Jaquiths voice rings true; I applaud her and her ability to put pen to paper and comment so acutely on our times."
--The Roanoke Times, May 6, 2001To read many of the essays found in her book, visit the authors Web site: radioessays.com