An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination

An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination

A Memoir

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
The author of The Giant's House traces her marriage and relocation to France at the height of her writing career, her devastation over her stillborn son in her ninth month of pregnancy, and her heart-wrenching grieving process.

Blackwell North Amer
A prizewinning, successful novelist in her thirties, Elizabeth McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. Then she fell in love, got married, and continued her life of writing, traveling, and teaching with her husband. Two years ago, she found herself in a remote part of France, waiting for the birth of her first child.
This book is about what happens next. In the ninth month of her pregnancy, a baby is lost. Just over a year later, a baby is born. In a profoundly moving display of humor, heart, and unfailing generosity, McCracken tenderly presents her story.
It is a story of true love and unfathomable sadness. It is a story of courageous recovery and bittersweet moments, of steadfast memories and deep affection. It is a story of the importance of friendship. It is a story of happiness, and of hope. Anyone who has ever experienced loss, or loves someone who has, will hope to go on with the company of this remarkable book.

Hachette Book Group
"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.

Baker
& Taylor

The author traces her marriage and relocation to France at the height of her writing career, her devastation over her stillborn son in her ninth month of pregnancy, and her heart-wrenching grieving process.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316027670
0316027677
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 22 cm

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uncommonreader
Jan 05, 2015

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

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steph333
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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