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Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman

O'Faolain, Nuala

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ISBN 10: 1573222410 / ISBN 13: 9781573222419
Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Riverhead Books, 2003
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Unread. Signed by author in blue ink on publisher's tipped in front sheet. 275 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 15518

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Título: Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin...

Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Riverhead Books

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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In 1996, a small Irish press approached Nuala O'Faolain, then a writer for The Irish Times, to publish a collection of her opinion columns. She offered to compose an introduction for the volume, and that undertaking blossomed into an "accidental memoir of a Dublin woman" and a book called Are You Somebody? that was published around the world and embraced so wholeheartedly in the U.S. that it reached the number-one position on the New York Times bestseller list and launched Nuala O'Faolain on a new career.

Hailed universally for her unflinching eye, her wisdom, and her boldness, Are You Somebody? took readers from O'Faolain's harrowing childhood, through decades defined by passion and a ferocious hunger for experience, to a middle age notable for its unbroken solitude and longing. The success of the book's publication robbed O'Faolain of her obscurity, but the traits that defined her life remained obstinately intact.

In Almost There, O'Faolain begins her story from the moment her life began to change in all manner of ways-subtle, radical, predictable, and unforeseen. It is a provocative meditation on the "crucible of middle age"-a time of life that forges the shape of the years to come, that clarifies and solidifies one's relationships to friends and lovers (past and present), family and self. It is also a story of good fortune chasing out bad-of an accidental harvest of happiness.

Almost There, like its predecessor, is a crystalline reflection of a singular character, utterly engaged in life. Intelligent, thoughtful, hilarious, fierce, moving, generous, and most of all, full of surprises.

About the Author:

Nuala O'Faolain is the author of the memoir Are You Somebody? and a novel, My Dream of You.

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