Ten Minutes from Home: A Memoir (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 27, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
15 Reviews
Ten Minutes from Home is the poignant account of how a suburban New Jersey family struggles to come together after being shattered by tragedy.
 
In this searing, sparely written, and surprisingly wry memoir, Beth Greenfield shares what happens in 1982 when, as a twelve-year-old, she survives a drunk-driving accident that kills her younger brother Adam and best friend Kristin. As the benign concerns of adolescence are re­placed by crushing guilt and grief, Beth searches for hope and support in some likely and not-so-likely places (General Hospital, a kindly rabbi, the bottom of a keg), eventually discovering that while life is fragile, love doesn’t have to be.
 
Ten Minutes from Home exquisitely captures both the heartache of lost innocence and the solace of strength and survival.


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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
57
Section 7
62
Section 8
70
Section 15
142
Section 16
154
Section 17
161
Section 18
173
Section 19
186
Section 20
199
Section 21
209
Section 22
221

Section 9
78
Section 10
89
Section 11
100
Section 12
111
Section 13
124
Section 14
132
Section 23
234
Section 24
247
Section 25
258
Section 26
268
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About the author (2010)

BETH GREENFIELD has written about travel, entertainment, gay culture, and parenting for publications including the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Out, Time Out New York Kids, and Time Out New York, where she is currently a staff editor. She lives in New York City and Provincetown.
 
www.BethGreenfield.com


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