Wife | Daughter | Self by Beth Kephart audiobook

Wife | Daughter | Self: A Memoir in Essays

By Beth Kephart
Read by Beth Kephart

Blackstone Publishing 9781942436447

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094126166

  • ISBN: 9781094126159

  • ISBN: 9781094126173

Runtime: 7.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Wife | Daughter | Self investigates identity and the writing life through the perspective of one of the nation’s top memoir teachers and critics.

Curiously, inventively, Beth Kephart reflects on the iterative, composite self in her new memoir—traveling to lakes and rivers, New Mexico and Mexico, the icy waters of Alaska and a hot-air balloon launch in search of understanding. She is accompanied, often, by her Salvadoran-artist husband. She spends time, a lot of time, with her widowed father. As she looks at them she ponders herself and comes to terms with the person she is still becoming. At once sweeping and intimate, Wife | Daughter | Self is a memoir built of interlocking essays by an acclaimed author, teacher, and critic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kephart deftly and succinctly captures entire expanses of human experience…Kephart’s essays are a joy to read as they reveal a self-aware writer at work and offer new perspectives on how we can experience life.” Booklist
“A profound meditation on how our most cherished—and most complicated—relationships shape who we are. Kephart’s work is a masterclass in memoir.” Megan Stielstra, author of The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
“A memoir that assembles itself as we read, until all its parts are shimmering with meaning and that most sought, most elusive treasure is revealed: what it means to be human, and aware.” Carolyn Forché, author of What You Have Heard is True
“She believes in acute, clear-eyed attention to the small moments. Her stories are bare, stripped down, whittled to their very essence, like one of her husband’s dark, pragmatic vessels. To her father, she says, ‘I am here. Are you there?’ In each line of prose she poses the question to us and we answer: Yes, we are. We are here.” Jacinda Barrett, actress and writer
“This memoir is so revelatory, so affecting, that long after you turn the last page, you won’t stop thinking about it.” Judy Goldman, author of Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
“Wife | Daughter | Self is a memoir to savor. Beth Kephart is a jeweler: her words glisten, the emotions shine.” Diana Abu-Jaber, author of The Language of Baklava

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Author

Author Bio: Beth Kephart

Author Bio: Beth Kephart

Beth Kephart is a National Book Award finalist, a Pew fellowship winner, an NEA grant winner, and the multi-genre author of more than thirty books that often appear on “best of” lists. She is an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, co-founder of Juncture Workshops, and a widely published essayist and critic who has written extensively about memoir and traveled the country giving workshops. Essays, some of them included in this book, have appeared, or soon will appear, in Life magazine, Ninth Letter, New York Times, The Normal School, North American Review, Salon, Catapult, LitHub, Brevity, The Millions, The Rumpus, and Chicago Tribune. Beth and her husband, artist William Sulit, collaborate on picture books, middle grade novels, Juncture Workshops, and a series of memoir workbooks and illustrated journals.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English