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The Hero of This Book

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The Hero of This Book

Ten months after her mother’s death, the narrator of THE HERO OF THIS BOOK takes a trip to London. The city was a favorite of her mother’s, and as the narrator wanders the streets, she finds herself reflecting on her mother’s life and their relationship. Thoughts of the past meld with questions of the future: Back in New England, the family home is now up for sale, its considerable contents already winnowed. The woman, a writer, recalls all that made her complicated mother extraordinary and finds herself wondering how her mother had endured. Even though she wants to respect her mother’s nearly pathological sense of privacy, the woman must come to terms with whether making a chronicle of this remarkable life constitutes an act of love or betrayal.

The Hero of This Book
by Elizabeth McCracken

  • Publication Date: October 3, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • ISBN-10: 0062971298
  • ISBN-13: 9780062971296