by Christie Hodgen
Hardcover, 271 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $23.95 | purchase
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Mary Murphy searches for identity and purpose as she tells the story of her erratic childhood, her runaway sister, and the histories of people with whom she's crossed paths.
December 12, 2011 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.
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