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A writer of incisive fiction and insightful memoirs, Dani Shapiro makes this welcome Elliott Bay return for her remarkable rumination on marriage, time, devotion, life - Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage (Knopf).
“Compassionate, insightful, and powerfully honest, in Hourglass Dani Shapiro illuminates the deepest mysteries, contradictions, and consolations of so very much—love, memory, the people we used to be and the people we’ve become. In other words: life. I was absorbed by Hourglass and consoled by it, too. It’s a beautiful book by a writer of rare talent.” —Cheryl Strayed.
“Reading this book was like skating across a perfect piece of ice and then slowly noticing the cracks. Dark, cold water shows through. We can’t see the depths. Be careful, Shapiro warns, be careful, but still she skates on in the fading light with remarkable beauty and grace.” —Jenny Offill.
Dani Shapiro’s other books include Still Writing, Slow Motion, Black & White, and Family History.