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The hero of this book

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"Ten months after her mother's death, the narrator of The Hero of This Book takes a trip to London. The city was a favorite of her mother's, and as the narrator wanders the streets, she finds herself reflecting on her mother's life and their relationship. Thoughts of the past meld with questions of the future: Back in New England, the family home is now up for sale, its considerable contents already winnowed. The woman, a writer, recalls all that made her complicated mother extraordinary-her brilliant wit, her generosity, her unbelievable obstinacy, her sheer will in seizing life despite physical difficulties-and finds herself wondering how her mother had endured. Even though she wants to respect her mother's nearly pathological sense of privacy, the woman must come to terms with whether making a chronicle of this remarkable life constitutes an act of love or betrayal. The Hero of This Book is a searing examination of grief and renewal, and of a deeply felt relationship between a child and her parents. What begins as a question of filial devotion ultimately becomes a lesson in what it means to write. At once comic and heartbreaking, with prose that delights at every turn, this is a novel of such piercing love and tenderness that we are reminded that art is what remains when all else falls away." --author's website.

Available copies

  • 8 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC McC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300232028
Available
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Geneva Public Library MCCRACKEN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301180664
Checked out
02/10/2023
Macedon Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300769800
Available
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Ontario Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300844966
Available
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Palmyra Community Library MCC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300473814
Checked out
02/15/2023
Sodus Community Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52148300578899
Available
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Victor Farmington Library MCC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128301028540
Available
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Warsaw Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300373055
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Williamson Public Library FIC MCC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300847445
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC MCC (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846003006946
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