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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24267990M
ISBN 109780316039802
OCLC/WorldCa458579725

I could not imagine feeling normal around other people again; I could not imagine wanting to. Love, loss. With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief. At fifty, Kidd was reflecting on her journey as a writer and facing the second half of her life. In the end, it is a triumph of her will and her writing that she has turned her tragedy into a literary gift.

One of my favorite parts is near the beginning. Through the books he and his mother read and discuss, Schwalbe revisits the lessons his mother taught him while he was growing up and how she continued to inspire and uplift him as an adult. This book is about what happened next. We could see them in their apologetic smallness, shifting from foot to foot. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.

This book is about what happened next. Meanwhile twenty-two-year old Taylor had just graduated from college and was confronting the question of what to do with her life. 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. Synopsis "This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir.


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You discover that you have a 'new set of relatives, people with whom you can speak in the shorthand of cousins' I related to much of her book, and at the same time, so many things she described were not the same for me. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.

In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. Alert to every nuance of feeling, McCracken writes with such clarity and immediacy that we hope anyway. 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.

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.

Of course you don't -- but you go on. Divided into seven thematic sections, the collection captures the various stages of the process. I think what amazed me the most about this book, though, was the humor that Ms.

Elizabeth McCracken is amazing. This book is about what happened next. To endure them, I read. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on.

By the end of this memoir you will have held a beautiful child in your hands and you will have acknowledged him. Instead of constantly having to explain what happened to everyone she encountered, she would have liked to have been able to hand them a card saying, "My first child was a stillborn.

As I sit down to write this review, I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be able to express my feelings about this story. Her second pregnancy overlays the first month-by-month, and even though we know it ends happily, that knowledge doesn't do much to ease the tension, just as being forewarned of Pudding's fate doesn't stop us from hoping against hope that his tale might yet end differently.

That she was able to put into words things that I wanted to say but didn't know how to express it. Are you signed up for my newsletter? In her late 30s the prize-winning American novelist had gladly described herself as a spinster, content to play the role of oddball auntie to other people's children.

This book is about what happened next. Thanks to H Is for Hawk, her name reminds me that I want to be. Elizabeth McCracken does not howl out her loss. Her mother takes a bad fall while her father descends into dementia, and Chast gradually assumes more and more responsibility for their care.

She is devastatingly calm and in this matches measure for measure her own fine writing. McCracken writes with such clarity and immediacy She became pregnant, and while they were living in an old farmhouse in France they passed over two doctors to select a midwife to deliver "Pudding" in the hospital in Bordeaux.

A poignant matter of life and death

They moved to rural France, holing up in a former home for single mothers where McCracken took care to eat properly and knock on wood often. And I do sometimes use the word 'angel'.An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.

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New York Times Book Review Notable Book. A memoir of two pregnancies, & two children: the first stillborn, the second a year later, healthy; both loved. Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth Mccracken available in Hardcover on sylvaindez.com, also read synopsis and reviews.

"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her /5(2). But do you think she succeeded in writing a book that allows her to remember the pleasure of Pudding’s existence and not just the pain?

What do you think of the book’s title? Near the end of the story McCracken says that “an exact replica of a figment of my imagination” is what her life feels like some days. To what do you think the. Jan 05,  · An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination A Memoir (Book): McCracken, Elizabeth: 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. Jan 01,  · "In AN EXACT REPLICA OF A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION, Elizabeth McCracken does not howl out her loss.

She is devastatingly calm and in this matches measure for measure her own fine writing. By the end of this memoir you will have held a beautiful child in your hands and you will have acknowledged him.

This book is an extraordinary gift to us all.". "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.