Saving Graces by Elizabeth Edwards
Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers

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She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after being diagnosed only days before the 2004 election. She touched hundreds of similarly grieving families when her own son, Wade, died tragically at age sixteen in 1996. Now she shares her experiences in Saving Graces, an incandescent memoir of Edwards’ trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and of how various communities celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times.

Edwards writes about growing up in a military family, where she learned how to make friends easily in dozens of new schools and neighborhoods around the world and came to appreciate the unstinting help and comfort naval families shared. Edwards’ reminiscences of her years as a mother focus on the support she and other parents offered one another, from everyday favors to the ultimate test of her own community’s strength—their compassionate response to the death of the Edwards’ teenage son, Wade, in 1996. Her descriptions of her husband’s campaigns for Senate, president, and vice president offer a fascinating perspective on the groups, great and small, that sustain our democracy. Her fight with breast cancer, which stirred an outpouring of support from women across the country, has once again affirmed Edwards’ belief in the power of community to make our lives better and richer.

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ELIZABETH EDWARDS is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Saving Graces. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her two youngest children and husband, John.
Published September 26, 2006 by Broadway Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The breast cancer diagnosis Edwards received on November 3, 2004, is dismayingly common.

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Saving Graces by Elizabeth Edwards.

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Published by Broadway Books This autobiography is a more-than-detailed account of the events in the life of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards, the Democrats’ 2004 Vice Presidential candidate It is also a resounding testament to the power of the networks we all create from the people around...

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Elizabeth Edwards is a one-time political spouse, but more than that, I believe by telling her stories in two books (her first book Saving Graces is more concentrated on the loss of her son than being stalwart in general) she has inched forward the stagnant image of the political spouse in a way ...

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