Heating and Cooling : 52 Micro-MemoirsUnknown - 2017
"Imagine the hundred things you enjoy doing most in the world. Reading Heating & Cooling is more fun than 95 of them."
The 52 micro-memoirs in the genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life. They build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Beth Ann Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life's challenges and joys. Some pieces are wistful, some poignant, and many of them reveal the humor buried below the surface of everyday interactions. Heating & Cooling shapes a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments, and awakens us to these moments as they appear in the margins of our lives.
"Insightful and precise. . . . A portrait of a life that is deeply felt and fully awake."
-- Ann Patchett
"Strong and at the same time wonderfully vulnerable. There is a matter-of-fact revelation inherent in her work. I deeply enjoyed this book--deeply."
-- Dorothy Allison
"The pieces . . . look like jewels?finely wrought, lyric and subtle--but they expose themselves as creatures: vital, writhing, surprising, alive."
-- Leslie Jamison