Blue Yarn: A Memoir About Loss, Letting Go, and What Happens Next

Blue Yarn: A Memoir About Loss, Letting Go, and What Happens Next

by Carrie Classon

Paperback(First Printing ed.)

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In the space of a few days, Carrie loses her marriage, her career, and her home—all while working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is blindsided by the losses and realizes the story she painstakingly knit together over the past two decades—the story explaining her life and who she is—has unraveled.

With no plan for the future and only her deaf cat, Lucy, for company, Carrie decides to remain in Africa until she figures out what has just happened.

What happens next is an awkward, amusing, and ultimately inspiring journey as Carrie slowly lets go of who she thought she was and starts from scratch at middle-age: making unlikely friends, acquiring dump trucks, tumbling into an improbable love affair, and eventually learning to listen to the elusive and sometimes annoying voice helping her discover who she is, find the neglected artist inside, and piece together her unexpected new life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684332267
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 04/18/2019
Edition description: First Printing ed.
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 209,053
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Carrie Classon is a playwright, newspaper columnist, and memoirist. Her first career was as an Equity actor, working in theaters on both coasts before founding a professional theatre. Carrie later received an MBA and worked in Central Asia and West Africa. She returned to school yet again for an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She resides in the somewhat surreal city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, with her husband, Peter.

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