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jackiepaulson8, February 5, 2012 (view all comments by jackiepaulson8)
What a great review on here at Powell, I really would love to read this book. It is a true story which captures my attention as an avid reader. These are the stories that change our lives by the way the story is told. Thanks so much.
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Courtney Young, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by Courtney Young)
This book is as beautifully written as it is stunningly evocative. Francisco Goldman's Say Her name is an autobiographical novel that recounts his less than 2 year marriage to his beloved Aura, who died at the age of 30 in a body surfing accident. Say Her Name is as much a book about the transforming properties of love as it is about the paralysis of grief. In my opinion, Say Her Name is Goldman's best work. I highly recommend it!
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Emily Orr, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by Emily Orr)
Incredibly brave and poetic account of the loss of his young wife. He brings his wife to life, so the reader falls in love with her and feel his loss as their own. His depiction of his grief and anger at her accidental death twine with her family's and in the end, breaks them apart.

A gripping account of loss.
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fmonga, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by fmonga)
Beautifully devastating. Goldman brings us into his grief so thoroughly that even the smallest memories weigh heavily. Only when you put it down for a breath do you realize the miracle he has created; Aura is our loss as well.
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lesnoces, June 1, 2011 (view all comments by lesnoces)
In 2007, Goldman lost his wife of two years in a freak accident. His amazing, poignant memoir is both an account of surviving grief and a love letter to the woman who changed his life.
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ISBN:
9780802119810
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Goldman, Francisco
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
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General-General
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Hardcover, Deckle Edge
Publication Date:
20110405
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Goldman's (The Divine Husband) fifth book is a highly personal account of the author's life in the aftermath of his young wife's drowning. Goldman moves in time from meeting Aura in New York and her harrowing death on Mexico's Pacific Coast to the painful and solitary two years that followed in Brooklyn, marked in part by his mother-in-law's claim that he was responsible for Aura's death. His struggles to exonerate himself from his own conscience, and from his mother-in-law's legal threats, is electric and poignant, encapsulated in painful such moments as the author's discovery of 'the indentations of Aura's scooping fingers like fossils' in the surface of her face scrub soon after her death. Goldman also includes fragments of Aura's fiction and her diary: 'Played Atari like crazy, rearranged my Barbie house' recall her youth in Mexico City, and 'We're on a plane, we've spent most of the day traveling, Paco asleep on my shoulder' illuminate the private moments of the couple's life. Goldman calls this book a novel and employs some novelistic techniques (composite characters, for instance), but the foundation is in truth: messy, ugly, and wildly complicated truth. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review A Day" by , "'Aura died on July 25, 2007.'Thus opens Francisco Goldman's fourth novel, Say Her Name, its subject his ambitious, spirited young wife, Aura Estrada, and her accidental death while the couple was on vacation in Mexico." (Read the entire Oregonian review)
"Review" by , "A masterpiece of storytelling and scene-setting."
"Review" by , "Passionate and moving...Beautifully written... the truth that emerges in this book has less to do with the mystery of [Auras] death...than with the miracle of the astonishing, spirited, deeply original young woman Goldman so adored....So remarkable is this resurrection that at times I felt the book itself had a pulse."
"Review" by , "A heartbreaking novel of loss and grief."
"Review" by , "In telling the story of an exuberant young woman coming into her own as a scholar and writer, [Francisco Goldman] finds a kind of haunted solace — and tremendous commemorative power...Published as fiction, Goldman's tribute to his late wife rings devastatingly true."
"Review" by , "A beautiful act of remembrance, love and understanding. An essential, unforgettable love story and a living testament to an extraordinary woman."
"Review" by , "An exceptional book... A love letter to a woman who could have been a great writer....A letter of goodbye from a man falling apart...an amazing tribute, beautifully written, reminiscent of the vulnerability of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking."
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