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

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 142 x 208 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316027669
  • 9780316027663
  • 96,663

About Elizabeth McCracken

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.show more

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"Stunning...it is a triumph of her will and her writing that she has turned her tragedy into a literary gift." PW (Starred Review)"show more

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