Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Memoir

Finished May 16
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
This memoir covers a short time period, around the stillborn birth of her first child. Because she was already a writer, she had a way with words that she could direct to this experience. Her account is emotional, raw, and very open.
She talks about not only her and her husband's reactions to their situation, but also the reactions of those around them, both good and bad. Because this happened in France, she talks about how it affected her feelings about France, and how that experience is not uncommon.
This is a book for those many people who have been in similar circumstances and felt they couldn't say what they felt. This is also for those who don't know what to say when faced with such a situation.
I found it moving and eloquent. A very well-written book about something no one writes about.

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