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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir

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"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child.

This book is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don't--but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on.

With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.

About the Author

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of The Giant's House, which was nominated for the National Book Award; Niagara Falls All Over Again, winner of the PEN/Winship Award; and Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry. She has received grants and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316027663
Author:
Mccracken, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
McCracken, Elizabeth
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25x5.50x.50 in. .42 lbs.

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