New Life, No Instructions

New Life, No Instructions

A Memoir

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014-04-01
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The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let's Take the Long Way Home now gives us a stunning, exquisitely written memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life, which unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and connection. New Life, No Instructions is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age. "What do you do when the story changes in midlife? When a tale you have told yourself turns out to be a little untrue, just enough to throw the world off-kilter? It's like leaving the train at the wrong stop: You are still you, but in a new place, there by accident or grace, and you will need your wits about you to proceed. "Any change that matters, or takes, begins as immeasurably small. Then it accumulates, moss on stone, and after a few thousand years of not interfering, you have a glen, or a waterfall, or a field of hope where sorrow used to...
Publisher: New York :, Books on Tape,, 2014-04-01.
ISBN: 9780804190886
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook Overdrive
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gingerbeer
Apr 09, 2015

This is another fantastic memoir from Gail Caldwell written with compassion, insight and frankness.

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JudithE
Nov 01, 2014

I love this author. She's mature, thoughtful, generous, a dog lover, with a gift for friendship with. This book is about her life post-Carolyn and post-Clementine (important characters in Let's Take the Long Way Home), and it's about her struggles with polio as a child and her eventual hip replacement. Reading it is like spending time with a best friend.

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j6r6a
Jun 02, 2014

packed full of physical woes, I couldn't stand reading any more. too negative.

smc01 May 29, 2014

A good follow-up to Let's Take the Long Way Home. Caldwell again impressed me with her insights about life and friendship. Her openness makes her writing seem so effortless but I'm sure it isn't. Recommended for anyone who has lost someone close, or who is struggling with a debilitating health problem.

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