Paradise, Piece by Piece
The life of a poet that is a life for all women: an extraordinarily honest, moving, and lyrical exploration of what it means for a woman to come into her own.
You can ask that a book tell a compelling story, that it dazzle you with virtuosic writing, that its emotional content be pure and stirring, that the issues it tackles be timely and relevant and put forth with the utmost clarity and candor and a tonic dose of humor. Once in a very rare while, all such expectations will be rewarded. And sometimes they will even be exceeded, as they are in Molly Peacock's magnificent memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece.
The book she has written describes the coming of age of a poet and the choices she made at various stages of her life that shaped her fate and informed her art. It is also the coming-of-age of a woman that speaks to the most intimate questions a woman can ask of herself and answers them with courageous introspection. It is the story of a child asked to grow up too soon, of the complicated web of relationships in which we define ourselves, of love and friendship and finding peace. It shimmers with intelligence and insight and takes the breath away with its poetry. In the same way that The Liar's Club took Mary Karr from respected poet to literary star, Paradise, Piece by Piece will firmly establish Molly Peacock as a marvelous new voice in American letters.
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Review: Paradise, Piece by PieceUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
Thank you, Molly Peacock for sharing your life story. It gave me the language to write my very early memories. I have read many memoirs in the past 5 years,Paradise, Piece by Piece is the only one ... Read full review
Review: Paradise, Piece by PieceUser Review - Loree - Goodreads
very enjoyable, the author's life story from her disfunctional childhood to adulthood where she is taking care of others, resulting in her determination to remain childless Read full review