The Secret Life of Objects: A Memoir by Dawn Raffel, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Secret Life of Objects: (color illustrated edition)

The Secret Life of Objects: (color illustrated edition)

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by Dawn Raffel, Sean Evers
     
 

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Selected by O, The Oprah Magazine:
• Best Memoirs
• Best Beach Reads
• Best First Lines
• Top Books to Pick Up Now

** A Wall Street Journal Bestseller **

MORE PRAISE FOR THE SECRET LIFE OF OBJECTS

"Her gift for capturing the nugget of a relationship in a single backward

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Selected by O, The Oprah Magazine:
• Best Memoirs
• Best Beach Reads
• Best First Lines
• Top Books to Pick Up Now

** A Wall Street Journal Bestseller **

MORE PRAISE FOR THE SECRET LIFE OF OBJECTS

"Her gift for capturing the nugget of a relationship in a single backward glance works beautifully in this illustrated memoir."
- The Chicago Tribune

"The Secret Life of Objects is a lean, brilliant, playful memoir."
- The San Francisco Chronicle

"Her memoir reflects on everyday objects such as a cup, a ring... From these memories comes a whole life story."
- Reader's Digest

"A unique, evocative memoir...written with all the wild bloom of imagination that fiction brings to the table."
- The Quivering Pen

"This endearing memoir takes an assortment of otherwise ordinary possessions and turns it into a series of delicate, resonant stories."
- More Magazine

"'Sometimes things shatter,' Dawn Raffel writes in The Secret Life of Objects. 'More often they just fade.' But in this evocative memoir, moments from the past do not fade-they breathe on the page, rendering a striking portrait of a woman through her connections to the people she's loved, the places she been, what's been lost, and what remains. In clear, beautiful prose, Raffel reveals the haunting qualities of the objects we gather, as well as the sustaining and elusive nature of memory itself."
- Samuel Ligon, author of Drift and Swerve: Stories

"Dawn Raffel puts memories, people and secrets together like perfectly set gems in these shimmering stories, which are a delight to read. Every detail is exquisite, every character beautifully observed, and every object becomes sacred in her kind, capable hands. I savored every word.
- Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe - My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937543136
Publisher:
Jaded Ibis Press
Publication date:
12/24/2015
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dawn Raffel is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Carrying the Body, and two story collections: Further Adventures in the Restless Universe and In the Year of Long Division, a Barnes & Noble "Discover" book. Her stories have appeared many prominent magazine, anthologies and journals. She has worked for many years as a fiction editor and executive articles editor, and currently works freelance for individuals and creative organizations. She has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University, the Center for Fiction, and at Summer Literary Seminars in Russia, Montreal and Lithuania. Her next book, a biography, is under contract at Blue Rider/Penguin.

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