A Memoir of Grief (Continued) by Jennifer Weiner

By Jennifer Weiner

A haunting, unique eStory from Jennifer Weiner.

When Eleanor Goode meets Gerald King, she's a senior at Wellesley who's gained all of the writing prizes. He's simply released his first novel, Dirty Blond, and is easily on his option to turning into one of many literary lions of his day. Gerry seduces Ellie, spinning her a delusion of operating with him, writers, aspect by way of aspect. How might she have recognized that, of their years jointly, it'd be one typewriter, no longer ; his phrases, now not hers? How she might develop into the fetcher of espresso, the holder of trinkets fanatics could press into his arms after readings, the keeper of his legacy.

A Memoir of Grief (Continued) starts with Gerald’s demise. Ellie, who hasn't written greater than a grocery checklist in many years of marriage, had no goal of writing a memoir. It's now not until eventually she realizes how broke he left her that she comes to a decision to write down a whitewashed account of her existence with the good guy of Letters. Widow's Walk spends over a yr at the New York Times bestseller checklist. Critics hail Ellie's expertise, the revelatory approach she writes approximately grief, and the way to pass though it.

Ellie enjoys the eye, yet fortunately thinks that'll be the top of her literary career—until her agent begins asking approximately one other book…

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By Jennifer Weiner

A haunting, unique eStory from Jennifer Weiner.

When Eleanor Goode meets Gerald King, she's a senior at Wellesley who's gained all of the writing prizes. He's simply released his first novel, Dirty Blond, and is easily on his option to turning into one of many literary lions of his day. Gerry seduces Ellie, spinning her a delusion of operating with him, writers, aspect by way of aspect. How might she have recognized that, of their years jointly, it'd be one typewriter, no longer ; his phrases, now not hers? How she might develop into the fetcher of espresso, the holder of trinkets fanatics could press into his arms after readings, the keeper of his legacy.

A Memoir of Grief (Continued) starts with Gerald’s demise. Ellie, who hasn't written greater than a grocery checklist in many years of marriage, had no goal of writing a memoir. It's now not until eventually she realizes how broke he left her that she comes to a decision to write down a whitewashed account of her existence with the good guy of Letters. Widow's Walk spends over a yr at the New York Times bestseller checklist. Critics hail Ellie's expertise, the revelatory approach she writes approximately grief, and the way to pass though it.

Ellie enjoys the eye, yet fortunately thinks that'll be the top of her literary career—until her agent begins asking approximately one other book…

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What’s the reason of your prejudice—for I can call it no more than that? ' But, no! no explanation was forthcoming. And I was merely reduced, as I am now, to a shrug of the shoulders, and a cui bono. However, here it is, ” and with that the technical side of the question came to the front again. The matching of the colours for the background, the hem, and the knots of ribbon was by far the longest part of the business, and necessitated many sendings to and fro of the original pattern and of new samples.

Henslow that one, and Mr. Lyall was the other—‘Can’t say I did, ' says Mr. Lyall, ‘rather too much of Isaiah 34. 14 for me. ' ‘34. 14, ' says Mr. Henslow, ‘what’s that? ' ‘You call yourself a Bible reader! ' says Mr. Lyall. (Mr. Henslow, you must know, he was one of what used to be termed Simeon’s lot—pretty much what we should call the Evangelical party. ) ‘You go and look it up. ' I wanted to know what he was getting at myself, and so off I ran home and got out my own Bible, and there it was: ‘the satyr shall cry to his fellow.

Henslow it was—would come to the vestries and fine ‘em, but I don’t believe he did: for one thing I fancy he’d read the wrong lesson for the first time in his life, and knew it. Anyhow Evans and me didn’t find no difficulty in slipping up the stairs as I told you, and when we got up we laid ourselves down flat on our stomachs where we could just stretch our heads out over the old tomb, and we hadn’t but just done so when we heard the verger that was then, first shutting the iron porch-gates and locking the south-west door, and then the transept door, so we knew there was something up, and they meant to keep the public out for a bit.

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