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    DescriptionThe Pulitzer Prize winner and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Let's Take the Long Way Home" now gives us a stunning, exquisitely written memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life, which unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and connection. "New Life, No Instructions" is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age. ""What do you do when the story changes in midlife? When a tale you have told yourself turns out to be a little untrue, just enough to throw the world off-kilter? It's like leaving the train at the wrong stop: You are still you, but in a new place, there by accident or grace, and you will need your wits about you to proceed." " " ""Any change that matters, or takes, begins as immeasurably small. Then it accumulates, moss on stone, and after a few thousand years of not interfering, you have a glen, or a waterfall, or a field of hope where sorrow used to be." " " ""I suppose all of us consider our loved ones extraordinary; that is one of the elixirs of attachment. But over the months of pain and disrepair of that winter, I felt something that made the grimness tolerable: I felt blessed by the tribe I was part of. Here I was, supposedly solo, and the real truth was that I had a force field of connection surrounding me." " " ""Most of all I told this story because I wanted to say something about hope and the absence of it, and how we keep going anyway. About second chances, and how they're sometimes buried amid the dross, even when you're poised for the downhill grade. The narrative can always turn out to be a different story from what you expected."" Praise for "New Life, No Instructions" "Brimming with insights and wisdom . . . As far as I'm concerned, Caldwell can write about whatever she pleases. . . . Unabashed dispatches from lifelong single women are a fairly recent phenomenon. Caldwell has so much more to teach us."--Kate Bolick, "The New York Times Book Review" "Gail Caldwell offers the kind of wisdom and grace you'd wish a friend, sister, or mother might deliver. . . . Fans and new readers alike will find comfort in Caldwell's voice."--"The Boston Globe" " " "Quiet but powerful . . . an absorbing meditation on grief and rebirth in midlife."--"More" "Eloquent and uplifting . . . [a story] to inspire you."--"Good Housekeeping" "Graceful and reflective."--"USA Today" "[Caldwell] confronts, with pluck and fortitude, the hurdles that life throws her way."--"Publishers Weekly" " " "An uplifting journey . . . This book celebrates finding support where you least expect it."--"Woman's Day" " " "[A] beautifully written memoir."--"Parade" " " "[A] thoughtful, wide-eyed view of the world . . . [Caldwell] ably explores the shifts of our hearts."--"Kirkus Reviews" " " "Getting old, as they say, is not for sissies, and no one would call Pulitzer Prize-winner Caldwell a wimp. . . . There may not have been a road map for the life-changing trip [she] was about to take, but . . . Caldwell realized she had the power to endure."--"Booklist"


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    Title
    New Life, No Instructions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gail Caldwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400069545
    ISBN 10: 1400069548
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC21: 070.92
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    DC22: 070.92
    BISAC V2.8: PET004000
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    B&T Approval Code: A16760000
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    LC classification: PN4874.C2187 A3 2014
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    Thema V1.0: WNGD, DNC, DNB, JBSF1
    Publisher
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Imprint name
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Author Information
    Gail Caldwell, the former chief book critic of "The""Boston Globe, " received the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism in 2001. She is the author of two previous books: "A Strong West Wind "and "Let's Take the Long Way Home." A "New York Times" bestseller, "Let's Take the Long Way Home" was the winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association award for nonfiction. Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "Brimming with insights and wisdom . . . As far as I'm concerned, Caldwell can write about whatever she pleases. . . . Unabashed dispatches from lifelong single women are a fairly recent phenomenon. Caldwell has so much more to teach us."--Kate Bolick, "The New York Times Book Review" "Gail Caldwell offers the kind of wisdom and grace you'd wish a friend, sister, or mother might deliver. . . . Fans and new readers alike will find comfort in Caldwell's voice."--"The Boston Globe" " " "Quiet but powerful . . . an absorbing meditation on grief and rebirth in midlife."--"More" "Eloquent and uplifting . . . [a story] to inspire you."--"Good Housekeeping" "Graceful and reflective."--"USA Today" "[Caldwell] confronts, with pluck and fortitude, the hurdles that life throws her way."--"Publishers Weekly" " " "An uplifting journey . . . This book celebrates finding support where you least expect it."--"Woman's Day" " " "[A] beautifully written memoir."--"Parade" " " "[A] thoughtful, wide-eyed view of the world . . . [Caldwell] ably explores the shifts of our hearts."--"Kirkus Reviews" " " "Getting old, as they say, is not for sissies, and no one would call Pulitzer Prize-winner Caldwell a wimp. . . . There may not have been a road map for the life-changing trip [she] was about to take, but . . . Caldwell realized she had the power to endure."--"Booklist" " " ""New Life, No Instructions" shows us how a lot of little things . . . add up to something much more significant: a new life, embarked upon and embraced."--"BookPage" ""New Life, No Instructions" is beautifully written, lucid, and wise. We come of age again and again during the course of our lives, and need those who have traveled the path before us to shine a light, to lend a hand. Caldwell's story is moving and gripping. I found myself feeling that I had indeed been given a valuable set of instructions for how to proceed with eyes and heart wid