Hourglass

Hourglass

Time, Memory, Marriage

Book - 2017
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"Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning--a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves for all time when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise--how do we wrest beauty from imperfection, find grace in the ordinary, desire what we have rather than what we lack?"--
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451494481
Branch Call Number: 921 S529
Characteristics: 145 pages ; 21 cm

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AL_ANNAL May 18, 2017

Through telling anecdotes of family, friends, and work the author re-creates and ponders, for herself and for us, 52 years of life. Because she evokes, rather than directly expresses, her emotions I only slowly realized what an emotionally rich life she reveals. We are in expert hands; she has written three other memoirs, five novels, and numerous articles for prestigious magazines and newspapers.

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