Elegies for the Brokenhearted

By Christie Hodgen
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393340235, 271pp.)

Publication Date: July 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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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."



NPR
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012

Can a book of elegies rise above maudlin morbidity? Author Stewart O'Nan says yes � and he recommends a great one by Christie Hodgen. It's a book that will break your heart, and warm your soul. More at NPR.org

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