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GAIL CALDWELL - New Life, No Instructions
Friday, Apr 4 at 7PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning Book Critic
speakign & signing
|The Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Let's Take the Long Way Home is here tonight with a stunning, exquisitely
written memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life, which
unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and
connection. New Life, No Instructions is about the surprising way life
can begin again, at any age. |
From Gail about New Life, No Instructions: "What do you do when the story changes in midlife? When a tale you have told yourself turns out to be a little untrue, just enough to throw the world off-kilter? It’s like leaving the train at the wrong stop: You are still you, but in a new place, there by accident or grace, and you will need your wits about you to proceed. I told this story because I wanted to say something about hope and the absence of it, and how we keep going anyway. About second chances, and how they’re sometimes buried amid the dross, even when you’re poised for the downhill grade. The narrative can always turn out to be a different story from what you expected.”
GAIL CALDWELL is the chief book critic for The Boston Globe, where she has been a staff writer and critic since 1985. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. She is also an avid rower. Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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