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PARADISE, Piece by Piece

Molly Peacock

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ISBN 10: 1573220973 / ISBN 13: 9781573220972
Published by Riverhead Hardcover, New York, 1998
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Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 335 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 87245

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Title: PARADISE, Piece by Piece

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The president emerita of the Poetry Society of America explores her decision not to have children through a sincere, profound account of her growth as a poet and as a woman, and of the choices that have shaped her fate.

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The author of four volumes of poetry, Molly Peacock proves she is equally adept at prose in this vividly graceful memoir. Some would say that Paradise, Piece by Piece is one more story of growing up in a dysfunctional family (alcoholic father, depressed mother, rebellious younger sister). Others would focus on Peacock's turbulent romantic life, while others still would place the emphasis on her decision to remain childless.

The truth of the matter is that all of these threads are vital components of a single, intricately woven tapestry, held together by Peacock's painstaking attention to detail. Anybody who has struggled to define his or her own life against the expectations and demands of others (be they society or one's own blood) will find inspiration in Molly Peacock's life.

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