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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir - Community Reviews back

by Elizabeth McCracken
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 7 months ago
Elizabeth McCracken writes, "This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," and proceeds to tell a powerful story of life-changing loss, slow and painful healing and eventually, hope. She offers a new vocabulary for loss and thought-provoking ideas on how we deal with a stillborn ...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it 5 years ago
Far too intense and personal to assign any sort of rating to--to judge this one by silly stars seems disrespectful to the incredibly painful subject matter. It's excellent, though; rarely am I as empathetically involved as I was with this memoir. Probably not a good book to read if you are or plan t...
sarah rated it 7 years ago
McCracken's writing is beautiful, and her memoir of this period in her life and this loss is so honest. Apart from being an excellent read on its literary merits, it taught me how to be a friend to someone going through this loss, should it be needed. Like most people (like McCracken herself, as she...
In Dreams Awake
In Dreams Awake rated it 10 years ago
This is the story of Elizabeth McCracken and how she survived the stillbirth of her son. It is her story alone. Yet it is the story of every woman who has experienced this tragedy. Ms. McCracken has given a voice on a subject that has long been much too silent. I wish I had written this book. But I ...
auntieannie rated it 11 years ago
"I want it, too, the imposible lighter-side book. I will always be a woman whose first child died, and I won't give up either that grievance or the bad jokes of everyday life. I will hold on to both forever. I want a book that acknowledges that life goes on but that death goes on, too, that a person...
miscellaneous debris
miscellaneous debris rated it 11 years ago
This deeply personal, emotional book about the stillbirth of the author's first child is often surprisingly funny. I was skeptical when I read the blurb on the back, but I picked it up because I'd read 2 other books by Elizabeth McCracken and enjoyed them and couldn't pass up the new one regardless...
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