Safekeeping

Safekeeping

Some True Stories From A Life

Book - 2000
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A beautifully crafted and inviting account of one woman's life, Safekeeping offers a sublimely different kind of autobiography. Setting aside a straightforward narrative in favor of brief passages of vivid prose, Abigail Thomas revisits the pivotal moments and the tiny incidents that have shaped her life: pregnancy at 18; single motherhood (of three!) by the age of 26; the joys and frustrations of three marriages; and the death of her second husband, who was her best friend. The stories made of these incidents are startling in their clarity and reassuring in their wisdom. This is a book in which silence speaks as eloquently as what is revealed. Openhearted and effortlessly funny, these brilliantly selected glimpses of the arc of a life are, in an age of excessive confession and recrimination, a welcome tonic.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375408076
037540807X
9780385720557
Branch Call Number: 305.4896 Thom
Characteristics: 181 p

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jackhwolf
Apr 26, 2018

One of my favorite reads of the year largely about her life and loves, centered on her three husbands, with much attention to the death of her second while still with and remaining with her third.. Beautifully written, witty and poignant, showing the real lessons of the heart she has learned.

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jannylegs
Sep 05, 2017

I loved Abigail Thomas' Three Dog Life and only discovered recently that she had written additional memoir. Enjoyable and affectionate snippets from a life of love and loss.

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