Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: O'FAOLAIN, Nuala.

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O'FAOLAIN, Nuala. Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman. New York : Riverhead Books, 2003. First Printing. Pp (12),1-275,(3). 8vo, blue cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. “In 1996, a small Irish press approached Nuala O'Faolain, then a writer for The IrishTimes, to publish a collection of her opinion columns. She offered to writ e an introduction to give the opinions a context – to explain the life experience that had shaped this Irish woman's views – and convinced that none but a few diehard fans of the columns would ever see the book, she took the opportunity to interrogate herself, as fully and candidly as she could, as to what she had made of her life. But the introduction, the "accidental memoir of a Dublin woman," was discovered, and Are You Somebody? became an international bestseller. It launched a new life for its author at a time whenshe had long let go of expectations that anything new could dislodge patte rns of regret and solitude well fixed and too familiar. Suddenly, in midlife, there was the possibility of radical change. Whereas the memoir ended with its author reconciled to a peaceful if lonely future, now opportunities opened up, and there were thrilling choices to be made – choices that forced O'Faolain to address the question of how to live a better life herself and, therefore, of what makes life any better. Almost There begins at that moment when O'Failian's life began to change, and it both tells the story of a life in subtle, radical, and, above all, unforeseen renewal. It is on onelevel a tale of good fortune chasing out bad -- of an accidental harvest o f happiness. But it is also a provocative examination of one woman's experience of the "crucible of middle age" -- a time of life that faces in two directions, forging the shape of the years to come, and clarifying and solidifying one's relationships to friends and lovers (past and present), family and self. “ (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket (with Signed Copy sticker to front panel). Signed without inscription by the author. 20.00

Title: Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: O'FAOLAIN, Nuala.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York , 2003, ISBN:1573222410:

Seller ID: 98203

Keywords: IRELAND WOMEN IRISH SOCIAL BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES AUTOBIOGRAPHY,