An amazing, beautifully written book about writing and how our pasts and families shape our weaknesses, strengths, and dreams. This book echoed another of my favorite novels: The Lover by Duras. Short, non-linear, impressionistic, about families and about the writing process. This book was (a reminder to me) about how we all get one story to write, a notion stressed in The Lover as well.
Reading this book, and then re-reading parts of The Lover helped me refocus my own memoir, re-energize it with the core of my story, and it helped me re-commit to my writing process.
The past few months have been tough - rejections from several publishers and the arduous process of finding a home for my book. But I must carry on! I have one story, and I intend to write it write it write it.
Reading this book through the last minute planning of my wedding, the morning-of during makeup, and after was a lovely experience. Wedded to my husband, wedded to great superb excellent writing. Life has quality art and people, and I am blessed to be surrounded by both.