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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir by Lidia Yuknavitch
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

shart, August 4, 2012

This is not your typical biography/memoir, nor is it an angry hate filled response to a far from perfect childhood and adolescence. This is a gritty, get under your skin book in which Yuknavitch relates the struggles within her life. Tolstoy's well known quote from Anna Karenina comes to mind: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This is the story of Yuknavitch's unhappiness and reflects the struggle, the push and pull between anger and love, fear and joy, sorrow and elation. It is a survivor's tale and indeed shows how difficult surviving can be, because you are making your life up as you go without benefit of the stability that can be called "normal." And better yet in my opinion, Yuknavitch shows the reader how to thrive.
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