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Fifty days of solitude: A memoir

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A New York Times Notable Book: To truly understand herself, Doris Grumbach embraces solitude With a busy career as a novelist, essayist, reviewer, and bookstore owner, Doris Grumbach has little opportunity to be alone. However, after seventy-five years on the planet, she finally has her chance: Her partner has departed for an extended book-buying trip, and Grumbach has been given fifty days to relax, think, and write about her experience. In this graceful memoir, Grumbach delicately balances the beauty of turning one's back on everything with the hardship of complete aloneness. Even as she attends church and collects her mail, she moves like a shadow, speaking to no one. Left only to her books and music in the midst of a Maine winter, she must look within herself for solace. The result of this reflection is a powerful meditation on the meaning of aging, writing, and one's own company—and reaffirmation of the power of friends and companionship.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biographies
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
Gay/Lesbian
Grumbach, Doris -- Homes and haunts -- Maine
Maine -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Maine -- Social life and customs
Nonfiction
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Solitude
Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_displayFifty days of solitude
title_fullFifty days of solitude / Doris Grumbach
Fifty days of solitude : a memoir [electronic resource] / Doris Grumbach
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Novelists, American
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