An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

A Memoir

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
192 Pages
Reviewed on 03/11/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

<p>"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending." Elizabeth McCracken courageously shares her pain at giving birth to a stillborn child and the joy at the birth of a healthy child.</p>
<p>Pregnancy was a happy time for the couple. When Pudding was still born, they never expected the sun to shine again. McCracken shares the deep pain. Her words paint a picture of her great grief. She shares the self-doubt and the self-incrimination. With the second pregnancy came anxiety and joy.</p>
<p>McCracken's story is one many women can relate to. She clearly displays the emotions she faced. Her style is conversational. This is not an easy book to read. McCracken made me feel her pain. The birth of Pudding will leave you sad. However, hope and joy triumph in the end with the birth of Gus. Gus could never replace Pudding, but he has his own place in life.</p>
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