Advance praise for "New Life, No Instructions"
""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 wide open."--Dani Shapiro, author of "Devotion "and" Slow Motion"
"In Gail Caldwell's "New Life, No Instructions" we see a Pultizer Prize winner once again go out and earn the title. It is a meditation on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows. It is lyrical and smart and triumphant and you won't read a more honest memoir in your life."--Darin Strauss, author of "Chang and Eng "and" Half a Life"
Praise for "Let's Take the Long Way Home"
"A near-perfect memoir: beautiful, humble, intimate and filled with piercing insights.""--Time "(Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2010)
"Stunning . . . gorgeous . . . intense and moving . . . a book of such crystalline truth that it makes the heart ache.""--The Boston Globe"show more