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

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Little, Brown, 2008 M09 10 - 208 páginas
"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.
 

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It's hard to imagine anything more devastating than the death of a newborn at birth. Elizabeth McCracken describes this experience in her memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. The ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Eoin - LibraryThing

Yipes. This is the funniest book about stillborn babies I have ever encountered. The chapters are short and few, each with its own heartbreaking, beautiful writing. Worth it as a contrastive companion ... Leer comentario completo

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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, a collection of stories. 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.

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