Books by J. Ruth Gendler

Notes on the Need for Beauty
An Intimate Look at this Essential Quality

In this wide-ranging and deeply felt book, artist and writer J. Ruth Gendler invites us to reclaim and celebrate the often misunderstood quality of beauty as one of the most profound and essential forces in our lives.
The Book of Qualities

Seventy-six human attributes come alive in brief poetic portraits.
Changing Light

Changing Light is a collection of myths, poems and prayers about night and day, that invites readers to become more attentive to the rhythms of light and dark through the day and the year.