Karen Valby
September 12, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Elizabeth McCracken
publisher
Little, Brown and Company
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

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

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