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About the author:
Dawn Raffel is the author of two story collections, Further Adventures in the Restless Universe and In the Year of Long Division, and a novel, Carrying the Body. Her fiction has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, BOMB, Conjunctions, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Quarterly, NOON, and many others. She has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University, and at Summer Literary Seminars in Montreal and St. Petersburg, Russia. She is an editor at large for Reader's Digest, and the editor of The Literarian, the online journal for the Center for Fiction.

The Secret Life of Objects

Authored by Dawn Raffel
Illustrated by Sean Evers

Selected for 4 of Oprah's "Best Books" lists: * Best Memoirs * Best Beach Reads * Best First Lines * Top Books to Pick Up Now

"Sometimes things shatter," writes Dawn Raffel in The Secret Life of Objects. "More often they just fade." But in this evocative memoir, moments from the past do not fade - they breathe on the page, rendering a striking portrait of a woman through her connections to the people she's loved, the places she been, what's been lost, and what remains. In clear, beautiful prose Raffel reveals the haunting qualities of the objects we gather, as well as the sustaining and elusive nature of memory itself."
- Samuel Ligon, author of Drift and Swerve: Stories

"Dawn puts memories, people and secrets together like perfectly set gems in these shimmering stories, which are a delight to read. Every detail is exquisite, every character beautifully observed, and every object becomes sacred in her kind, capable hands. I savored every word."
- Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe - My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

Publication Date:
Mar 19 2012
193754303X / 9781937543037
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Literary

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