An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
Elizabeth McCracken, , read by the author. . Hachette Audio, $22.98 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-60024-471-1
McCracken tells her own story in this touching and often unexpectedly funny memoir about her life before and after losing her first child in the ninth month of pregnancy. As difficult as it must have been to read aloud, McCracken’s delivery is courageous and never self-pitying. McCracken is forthright about the tragedy, telling the listener early on that a baby dies in this book, but that another one is born. McCracken’s reading is enthralling and deeply moving, as if she is relating this intimate journey directly to each listener individually from a dark, candle-lit room, in an unforgettable performance.
Reviewed on: 10/27/2008