Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman

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Riverhead Books, Mar 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Nuala O'Faolain burst upon the literary scene in 1998 with Are You Somebody?, a fiercely candid account of her youth and adulthood that became a surprise bestseller around the world. Almost There begins at that moment when O'Faolain's life began to change, and it tells the story of a life in subtle, radical, and, above all, unforeseen renewal. It is on one level a tale of good fortune chasing out bad-of an accidental harvest of happiness. But it is also a provocative examination of one woman's experience of "the crucible of middle age"-a time of life that faces in two directions, forging the shape of the years to come, and clarifying and solidifying relationships to friends and lovers (past and present), family and self. Almost There is a crystalline reflection of a singular character, utterly engaged in life.

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An honest memoir. Read full review

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User Review  - Adrienne Su - Goodreads

Bravely willing to say the unsayable, this captures many of the conflicts writers face, in addition to problems specific to women writers. For me the most resonant undercurrent is the chronic struggle ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

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

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