Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Elizabeth McCracken Tour by Early Birds Blog Tours

Early Birds Blog Tours would like to introduce you to Elizabeth McCracken's newest book called

"An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir"

Description of the book from 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, andwaiting 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.


Enjoy reading a chapter excerpt HERE!

Or an audio excerpt HERE!

Get to know Elizabeth better on Facebook HERE!

My Review:

This is a book of happiness, loss, sadness, recovery, joy and love. The loss of one child and the birth of another culminate the basis of this book of the emotional rollercoaster of Elizabeth McCracken's life during these events. It was not an easy book to read because of the subject, but for me the writing seemed a bit choppy and thoughts seemed incomplete. Many people seem to love the book, so more power to them. I do not take losing someone lightly, whether a child, parent or spouse (who I lost 3 yrs. ago), but the story/memoir as a whole just didn't grab hold of me. By reading this book , I think we all can learn a few things about ourselves and those around us that mean the most to us.

Here are the participating blogs on the tour for today. Check out the other blogs review of the book!!!

Megan of www.chikune.com/blog
Tricia of http://www.libraryqueue.blogspot.com
Corinne of www.corinnesbookreviews.blogspot.com
Antonette of http://01crazymomma.wordpress.com
Swapna of http://www.Skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com
Luanne of http://www.luanne-abookwormsworld.blogspot.com
Carrie of http://www.TheBookGirl.net
Susan of http://www.38thavedivareaders.blogspot.com/
Allison of http://www.AllisonsAtticBlog.blogspot.com
Bethany of http://www.exlibrisbb.blogspot.com/
Marie of www.bostonbibliophile.com
The Kool Aid Mom of http://www.thekoolaidmom.wordpress.com
Nicole of http://www.linussblanket.com

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A big THANK YOU!! to Miriam Parker for all her hard work on getting this tour going!!!


Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Elizabeth McCracken's books, although I've heard great things about her fiction. Maybe it was the switch from fiction writing to memoir that wasn't her forte (?)

Anonymous said...

Allison, I am the blogger above you at Seaside Book Worm. I just stopped by to say HI. I do not agree with you about Elizabeth McCracken but everyone has a different taste and that is why we there are all kinds of strokes. I have put you on my blog roll. Love the graphics on your blog.