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The long goodbye - Meghan O'Rourke

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Title
The long goodbye - a memoir of grief
Author
Meghan O'Rourke
format
Hardback
Publisher
Virago
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20110825

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Emotionally acute, strikingly empathetic, thorough and unstinting intellectually, and of course elegantly wrought. But it's above all a useful book, for life -- the good bits and the sad ones, too.
Richard Ford

Meghan O'Rourke has written a beautiful memoir about her loss of a truly irreplaceable mother--yes, it is sad, it is in fact heartrending, but it is many things more: courageous, inspiring, wonderfully intelligent and informed, and an intimate portrait o
Joyce Carol Oates

In her blazingly honest, relentlessly brave memoir Meghan O'Rourke takes on the strange, impossible time after a parent's death. I couldn't recommend this elegant and fearless book more highly to anyone who has, or has had, a mother.
Katie Roiphe, author of Uncommon Arrangements

Anguished, beautifully written...Grief doesn't necessarily make you noble. Sometimes it just makes you crazy, or primitive with fear, and O'Rourke captures that emotional violence with elegant candor...The Long Goodbye is an elegiac depiction of a drama as o
New York Times

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Women poets, American - 20th century - Family relationships.|Mothers and daughters.|Mothers - Death.|Grief.|Bereavement.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
320

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