Evening Book Group - I Am I Am I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell
Memoir. 288 pages. 2018.
NY Times: "O’Farrell is acutely aware that her inner and outer worlds have been shaped at least as powerfully by what didn’t happen as what did. . . This awareness — of time, luck, fate and “the feeling of having pulled my head, one more time, out of the noose” — drives O’Farrell’s story. She reminds us that we all live a hairbreadth from death. . . “I Am I Am I Am” is at its strongest when she describes the intensity of her love and sense of responsibility for her own three children, and her fear of unwittingly putting them in harm’s way. . . In the end, this memoir is a mystical howl, a thrumming, piercing reminder of how very closely we all exist alongside what could have happened, but didn’t."
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· Come to one meeting, or all
· Books are available at the library
- Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Show more dates
- 6:45pm - 8:00pm
- Edith Stone Room
- Albany Library
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