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This book club provided an opportunity to discuss books with authors from 2009 - 2013. I like to think we were a group of daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, well... women finding time to meet while juggling daily life.

I hope you enjoy exploring The Manic Mommies Book Club Archives. We read 46 books over the years, with audio or written author discussions for each book read documented on this blog.

~ with kindness & gratitude, Mari

The Escape 2010 selection: An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination

I'm pleased to announce our Escape selection: An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination.  Author Elizabeth McCracken will join us on Saturday morning to share her journey to becoming a parent. 

This book is a wonderful story about one woman's quest to become a parent. Each attendee to The Escape will receive a copy of the book and I'm happy to say we will be discussing this book with the author on Saturday morning (Nov 6).

I will post a recap of our discussion early November. 

Synopsis: This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child.

This book is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don't-but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, you will hope to go on with the help and company of this remarkable audiobook.

With humor and heart and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love, and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.