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Safekeeping

Safekeeping

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Written by Abigail ThomasAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Abigail Thomas

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: April 17, 2001
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-72055-7 (0-385-72055-6)
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about this book

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.