A Troubled Guest

A Troubled Guest

Life and Death Stories

Book - 2001
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"Nancy Mairs writes knowingly, even lovingly, about a subject most of us seek to avoid: death and its essential place in life. Her gripping meditations . . . both comfort and provoke with their spiritual strength and hard-won wisdom." -O Magazine "The ten essays in Nancy Mairs's A Troubled Guest . . . radiate the truest kinds of insight about life, illness, death, and above all, love." - Elle Magazine "Through these evocative and often affecting essays, Mairs charts a territory that defines the corporeal and the spiritual, delineating as much about how we live as how we die." -Publishers Weekly "In clear, unaffected prose that quickly establishes-along with her candor-an intimacy with the reader, Mairs begins by explaining her feelings toward her own impending death. . . . Not self-help by any stretch, but it will be of interest to anyone recently touched by death." -Kirkus Reviews On Ordinary Time: "A conversion from good-girl spirituality to something much deeper and darker. . . . A remarkable accomplishment. . . . A relentlessly physical writer, as fiercely committed to her art as to her spiritual development." -Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review On Carnal Acts: "Eloquent and remarkable. . . . I closed Carnal Acts feeling a hundred times more prepared for whatever perils and joys lie ahead of me." -Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780807062487
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 22 cm


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