An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction; Author: Elizabeth McCracken; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

Novelist Elizabeth McCracken provides a gorgeously loving and frank account of her first pregnancy, which ended miserably in a stillbirth in An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. Her cracked sense of humor and darling husband keep her afloat.

For Fans of…
Sturdy hearts like Mary Karr.

Bottom Line
Impossibly, her story of loss reads like a celebration of life. A

Originally posted September 12 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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