What Comes Next And How To Like It, by Abigail Thomas

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Ali
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ISBN: 9781476785059
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 24th, 2015

This is a lovely memoir about time, family, creativity, and friendship, and I really enjoyed its somewhat-unusual-for-memoir form (prose blocks/vignettes--with titles!) and the general cadence of the story. It's woven together with memory fragments, distilled moments, and sudden(-feeling) reflections. Richly peopled, intimate, and honest, this is a narrative that's settled in the telling, like life, where the threads cross. Great for: Anyone contemplating the familial and creative implications of time and aging, and/or interested in unconventional narrative forms. Especially if you are a dog person! Lots of dogs in this one.