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Kindle Edition 2017-08-22 273
Hardcover 2017-08-22 $27.00 272
Audio CD (Unabridged AUDIO) 2017-08-22 $35.00 1
Audio CD (Unabridged) 2017-08-22 $76.99
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The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

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Published by Little Brown and Company on 2017-08-22
Hardcover: $27.00
FICTION / Historical, BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PHILOSOPHY, SELF-HELP, FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS, HEALTH and FITNESS


Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York Times

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief

Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and had witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her young thirties. "How do we keep moving forward," Anne asks, "amid all this loss and threat?" The answer: "We do it together."

Anne and Brad, in the midst of forging their happiness, found that their friends had been suffering their own losses and crises as well: loved ones gone, rocky marriages, tricky childrearing, jobs lost or gained, financial insecurities or unexpected windfalls. Together these resilient New Orleanians formed what they called the Existential Crisis Reading Group, jokingly dubbed "The Futilitarians." From Epicurus to Tolstoy, from Cheever to Amis to Lispector, each month they read and talked about identity, parenting, love, mortality, and life in post-Katrina New Orleans, gatherings that increasingly fortified Anne and helped her blaze a trail out of her well-worn grief. Written with wisdom, soul, and a playful sense of humor, The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully, and a testament to the way that even from the toughest soil of sorrow, beauty and wonder can bloom.


(Hardcover, 2017-08-22)


ASIN: 0316393908
ISBN: 9780316393904
EAN: 9780316393904

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