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A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories

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Publisher Comments:

"Nancy Mairs writes knowingly, even lovingly, about a subject most of us seek to avoid: death and its essential place in life. Her gripping meditations . . . both comfort and provoke with their spiritual strength and hard-won wisdom."

—O Magazine

"The ten essays in Nancy Mairs's A Troubled Guest . . . radiate the truest kinds of insight about life, illness, death, and above all, love."

— Elle Magazine

"Through these evocative and often affecting essays, Mairs charts a territory that defines the corporeal and the spiritual, delineating as much about how we live as how we die."

—Publishers Weekly

"In clear, unaffected prose that quickly establishes-along with her candor-an intimacy with the reader, Mairs begins by explaining her feelings toward her own impending death. . . . Not self-help by any stretch, but it will be of interest to anyone recently touched by death."

—Kirkus Reviews

On Ordinary Time:

"A conversion from good-girl spirituality to something much deeper and darker. . . . A remarkable accomplishment. . . . A relentlessly physical writer, as fiercely committed to her art as to her spiritual development."

—Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review

On Carnal Acts:

"Eloquent and remarkable. . . . I closed Carnal Acts feeling a hundred times more prepared for whatever perils and joys lie ahead of me."

—Barbara Kingsolver

Table of Contents

A necessary end — Death with father — I enter orphanhood — Aftermath — Regrets and revisions — Lost children — The death of the other — Reflections on an anniversary — Nicey Nancy and the bad buffaloes — Ron her son, coda.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807062487
Subtitle:
Life and Death Stories
Author:
Mairs, Nancy
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
HARDCOVER
Series Volume:
no. CURA-00-4
Publication Date:
20011012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.12x5.00x.81 in. .85 lbs.

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