Ten Minutes from Home: A Memoir
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dablackwood - LibraryThing
A very sad and moving book. Beth Greenfield writes of the car accident that killed her younger brother Adam and her best friend Kristen. She was 12 at the time of the wreck which seriously injured her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lg4154 - LibraryThing
This was a great book that I was fortunate enough to win an advanced reader copy thru Read It Foreword. I liked it a lot and love the author's writing style. It was a deeply personal story that the ... Read full review