Claiming Me: Reflections of an Octagenarian (Paperback)

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Claiming Me is a heartwarming, humorous, intimate account of a life well-lived. Filled with poetry and intimate vignettes, this book chronicles a collection of memories from the author’s early childhood to the present time. Marge Burke’s recounting are poignant, deeply spiritual, and filled with wisdom collected over the span of nine decades. What a gift Marge gives her readers as she shares her life story and the special lessons she learned along the way.

About the Author


Marjorie Burke grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, and moved to Lexington when she married her husband, Donald; they raised their two sons there. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and worked as a staff pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in Boston for a number of years, followed by substituting in many other Boston hospitals. Marjorie has always been active in the Episcopal Church at all levels—parish, diocese, and national. She served as national president of the Episcopal Church Women and coedited Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated. Her poetry and prose have been published in literary magazines and local newspapers. Currently, Marjorie lives in Weare, New Hampshire, where she has just retired as the chair of the Weare District School Board. Marjorie has been a weaver and a liturgical dancer in the past and likes to garden and cook now, when she is not writing.

Praise For…


"From the beginning pages of this book we are able to appreciate a woman who has experienced firsthand the many milestones of the past eighty-plus years. The authors accomplishes what every writers hopes for, to create an inviting literary environment to which the readers is welcome to sit down and listen." ~Irene A Buchine, author of Celia and the Little Boy

"Truly an enjoyable read! Claiming Me is a heartwarming, humorous, intimate account of a life well-lived. Filled with poetry and intimate vignettes, this book chronicles a collection of memories from the author's early childhood to the present time. Marge Burke's recountings are poignant, deeply spiritual, and filled with wisdom collected over the span of nine decades. What a gift Marge gives her readers as she shares her life story and the special lessons learned along the way." ~Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore, Ed.D. President, Entwining Visions, Educational Consulting, Retired Superintendent Schools, SAU 24, NH

"The stories Marge tells in this book are a testament to her amazing life. She lives every day to the fullest, takes on any challenge, and sets no limits on what she might do next. I always say I want to be Marge when I grow up. She is an inspiration to me." ~Jane Elwood, Elementary school teacher

"If you enjoy an autobiography that weaves a lifetime of memories with timeless insights, then you'll enjoy Claiming Me. Through her life and reflections on it, Marjorie invites us to learn from her journey of claiming herself. Take her up on her invitation." ~Diane Padilla, Freelance Writer
Product Details
ISBN: 9798350708554
Publisher: Infinitely More Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Pages: 227