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A Woman's Story by Annie Ernaux

A Woman's Story

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A Woman's Story by Annie Ernaux
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Aug 05, 2003 | ISBN 9781583225752

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Praise

“Infinitely original. A Woman’s Story is every woman’s story. [Its] power rests not in the drama of its main event but in moments that might escape unnoticed, if not for a writer desperate to recapture every last image that her memory reluctantly yields of a lost loved one.” –New York Times Book Review

“[A] tender, tough and moving tribute to her mother’s life and death … In this lovely short book Miss Ernaux attempts to explain—or, perhaps, merely to understand—the complex roots and blossoms of a mother/daughter relationship by describing the life of the mother she has just lost.” –Washington Times

“Nothing less than a minimalist revelation, a piece of writing so spare and sharp that it cuts straight to the heart with the accuracy of a surgeon’s scalpel.” –Los Angeles Reader

“[An] unadorned and powerful novel—with the calm and honesty that follow deep grief and reflection.” –Booklist

“Somewhere along the way, and without losing the impact of specific details, A Woman’s Story transcends the individual. Ernaux finds the truth of her mothers life, and it turns out to be not one thing, but the whole story.” –St. Petersburg Times

“An act of great love and of great pain.” –Bloomsbury Review

Awards

New York Times Notable Book SELECTION

Los Angeles Times Book Prize FINALIST

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