LIFE IN A DAY by Doris Grumbach

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In this extraordinary new book, acclaimed novelist, essayist, and critic Doris Grumbach transforms a single day into a rich world enlivened by memory, intellect, and imagination. Illustrated with images ranging from a Duchamp painting to a postcard-perfect Scottish abbey, this book is a meditation on age and memory.

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Doris Grumbach is one of our most distinguished writers and critics. Her novels include "The Missing Person" and "The Ladies". She lives in Pennsylvania.
Published December 2, 2014 by Open Road Media. 93 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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She has steadily decreased the time span she deals with, from her 70th year in 1991's Coming into the End Zone to 1994's Fifty Days of Solitude to this single, ``hypersensitive'' day, one ``in which I find myself unusually aware.'' Minimizing has become important to her--``staying put'' is a phra...

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She begins to transcribe some handwritten notes but is distracted into searching for a quotation in Somerset Maugham's The Summing Up--""that never-bettered book of sage counsel from an accomplished writer based on his own long, successful career."" The quiet pace of her day, layered with side tr...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In this book, 77-year-old novelist, essayist, and literary critic Doris Grumbach takes us through an ordinary 18 hours in her home in Maine where she lives with Sybil, her c...

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