An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination

An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination

A Memoir

Book - 2010 | First Back Bay paperback edition
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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 ofFrance, 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.
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2010
Edition: First Back Bay paperback edition
ISBN: 9780316027663
Characteristics: 184, 13 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 05, 2015

This is a book about grief without being maudlin It is well done.

Jan 24, 2009

This "can't-put-down, read in one sitting" small memoir is a lovely, heart-wrenching, heart-felt exquisitely written Love letter to the writer's stillborn son. They named him Pudding way before they knew things were to go horribly wrong; his name alone makes me cry. A must-read for anyone wanting to know what true grief feels, looks, smells and tastes like. A beautiful intimate tribute from a wonderfully talented writer; from a courageous mother to her beloved first-born.


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