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Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers

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She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after being diagnosed only days before the 2004 election. She touched hundreds of similarly grieving families when her own son, Wade, died tragically at age sixteen in 1996. Now she shares her experiences in Saving Graces, an incandescent memoir of Edwards' trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and of how various communities celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times.

Edwards writes about growing up in a military family, where she learned how to make friends easily in dozens of new schools and neighborhoods around the world and came to appreciate the unstinting help and comfort naval families shared. Edwards' reminiscences of her years as a mother focus on the support she and other parents offered one another, from everyday favors to the ultimate test of her own community's strength — their compassionate response to the death of the Edwards'teenage son, Wade, in 1996. Her descriptions of her husband's campaigns for Senate, president, and vice president offer a fascinating perspective on the groups, great and small, that sustain our democracy. Her fight with breast cancer, which stirred an outpouring of support from women across the country, has once again affirmed Edwards' belief in the power of community to make our lives better and richer.

Review:

"The breast cancer diagnosis Edwards received on November 3, 2004, is dismayingly common. Uncommon, however, is the timing and the circumstances surrounding it. Wife of the vice presidential candidate John Edwards, Edwards's discovery of the lump on her breast came the day after the election and subsequent defeat of the Kerry-Edwards ticket. This mixture of the common and the uncommon, of the everyday and the extraordinary, defines Edwards and her life. A lawyer, mother of a grown daughter and two young children, and the wife of a politician, Edwards is both an optimist and a realist with the ability to laugh at herself. Yet she has had to endure a parent's worst nightmare — the death of her teenage son, Wade, in a car accident. In the end, however, Edwards's memoir is not about cancer, politics or even unbearable loss (though the description of her grief is heart-wrenching). It's about the value of people coming together to support each other. You'll find no celebrity gossip here. But like the kiss on the forehead her husband gave her at the end of their first date, this memoir is disarmingly moving. First serial to People, second serial to Ladies' Home Journal; feature in Good Housekeeping; national author tour; October 2 appearances on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The beginning of Elizabeth Edwards' memoir is riveting. Two weeks before the 2004 election, in which her senator husband, John, was the Democratic candidate for vice president, she discovered a lump in her breast. A hastily arranged mammogram indicated it was probably cancerous. She told almost no one and chose to continue campaigning. In the struggle to maintain her courage and equanimity, she was... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"Edwards is literate and folksy, not only aware but also happy to poke fun at her imperfections, someone with enough heartbreak to last several lifetimes." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, powerfully recounts how community has sustained her through John's campaigns, the death of her son, and her battle with breast cancer.

About the Author

Elizabeth edwards, a lawyer, has worked for the North Carolina Attorney General's office and at the law firm Merriman, Nichols, and Crampton in Raleigh, and she has also taught legal writing as an adjunct instructor at the law school of North Carolina University. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767925372
Subtitle:
Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
Author:
Edwards, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Broadway
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE INSERT
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.60x6.38x1.07 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767925372 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The breast cancer diagnosis Edwards received on November 3, 2004, is dismayingly common. Uncommon, however, is the timing and the circumstances surrounding it. Wife of the vice presidential candidate John Edwards, Edwards's discovery of the lump on her breast came the day after the election and subsequent defeat of the Kerry-Edwards ticket. This mixture of the common and the uncommon, of the everyday and the extraordinary, defines Edwards and her life. A lawyer, mother of a grown daughter and two young children, and the wife of a politician, Edwards is both an optimist and a realist with the ability to laugh at herself. Yet she has had to endure a parent's worst nightmare — the death of her teenage son, Wade, in a car accident. In the end, however, Edwards's memoir is not about cancer, politics or even unbearable loss (though the description of her grief is heart-wrenching). It's about the value of people coming together to support each other. You'll find no celebrity gossip here. But like the kiss on the forehead her husband gave her at the end of their first date, this memoir is disarmingly moving. First serial to People, second serial to Ladies' Home Journal; feature in Good Housekeeping; national author tour; October 2 appearances on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Edwards is literate and folksy, not only aware but also happy to poke fun at her imperfections, someone with enough heartbreak to last several lifetimes."
"Synopsis" by , Elizabeth Edwards, wife of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, powerfully recounts how community has sustained her through John's campaigns, the death of her son, and her battle with breast cancer.
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