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I Will Not Leave You Comfortless: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    I happened on this book by chance and didn't expect much, but it

    I happened on this book by chance and didn't expect much, but it's one of the most honest, surprising, and heartfelt memoirs I've read in years. It's definitely in the "ordinary lives" camp of personal nonfiction, but the way which Jackson threads together the narratives of different members of his family is nothing short of masterful. The details, pacing, and prose are all so finely crafted that there isn't a single page in the book that isn't drop-dead beautiful. A sad story, yes. But luminous, too. That's quite a trick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

    I felt so rewarded by reading this book. It¿s the story of one g

    I felt so rewarded by reading this book. It’s the story of one generation passing on while the next generation is still struggling to build their lives and move forward.

    Jackson had an unusual childhood, in a lot of ways, in that it was so idyllic - he was raised on a farm in rural Missouri, surrounded by loving parents, siblings, and grandparents. That idyll is ruptured by illness, death, his sister’s going away to college, and Jackson’s own burgeoning awareness. A ten year old boy at the start, he begins to “come of age” in the course of the story, with the beginnings of a grown-up awareness.

    But, it should be noted, the book is told from a variety of perspectives. His grandparents, parents, and sister each have their own chapters, and voices in the book. Their worlds are gracefully and humanely reconstructed here in this book. A charmed and lovely graceful elegy for a rich, lost world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Easy Read

    If you like memorirs this book would be for you. I had to read it for an English Class and it wasnt bad of a read. Easy read for sure.

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    Posted November 11, 2012

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