Elegies for the Brokenhearted

Elegies for the Brokenhearted

By Christie Hodgen

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393340235, 271pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 2011

Who are the people you ll never forget? For Mary Murphy, there are five, eulogized here in an utterly unforgettable voice. Mary tells the story of her own life her childhood spent trading one home and father figure for another, her efforts to track down her rebellious sister, and her winding search for purpose through her experiences and encounters with the people who shaped her path. The result is an unconventional and moving story about identity, family, and belonging.

About the Author
Christie Hodgen is the author of Elegies for the Brokenhearted; Hello, I Must Be Going; and A Jeweler's Eye for Flaw. She has won the AWP Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she lives.