Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Someone's wife : a memoir of sorts / Linda Burgess.

By: Burgess, Linda, 1948-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 300 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1988547253; 9781988547251.Other title: Someones wife.Subject(s): Burgess, Linda, 1948- | Authors, New Zealand -- New ZealandGenre/Form: New Zealand essays -- 21st century. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: NZ824.3 Summary: "A brilliant collection of personal essays from a quietly subversive writer. These pieces read like the freshest of recent novels: clever, restrained and wittily observant. They range across the personal and the observational. There are essays on Linda's lifetime of being an All Black wife (once an AB, always an AB); her love of teaching, education and the young; and a powerful essay on the death of her baby, Toby, striking in its honesty. Linda is interested in family and friendship; shared and sometimes distorted memories. Her personal truths link to universal truths. She explores the era in which she grew up, and her experiences are timeless. She looks at living abroad, at children leaving home, at house-hunting in Wellington, at travelling with a grandchild, at Leonard Cohen concerts as tribal gatherings. Moving but never sentimental, Linda Burgess's essays are an engrossing read"-- Publisher description.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due
Biographies Davis (Central) Library
Biographies
Biographies B BUR Checked out 10/01/2020
Biographies Gonville Library
Biographies
Biographies B BUR Checked out 05/01/2020

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A brilliant collection of personal essays from a quietly subversive writer. These pieces read like the freshest of recent novels: clever, restrained and wittily observant. They range across the personal and the observational. There are essays on her lifetime of being an All Black wife (once an AB, always an AB); her love of teaching, education and the young; and a powerful essay on the death of her baby, Toby, striking in its honesty. Linda is interested in family and friendship; shared and sometimes distorted memories. Her personal truths link to universal truths. Linda explores the era in which she grew up, and her experiences are timeless. She looks at living overseas, at children leaving home, at house-hunting in Wellington, at travelling with a grandchild, at Leonard Cohen concerts as tribal gatherings. In the hands of a writer as accomplished as Linda Burgess, these essays are riveting and engaging.

Essays.


"A brilliant collection of personal essays from a quietly subversive writer. These pieces read like the freshest of recent novels: clever, restrained and wittily observant. They range across the personal and the observational. There are essays on Linda's lifetime of being an All Black wife (once an AB, always an AB); her love of teaching, education and the young; and a powerful essay on the death of her baby, Toby, striking in its honesty. Linda is interested in family and friendship; shared and sometimes distorted memories. Her personal truths link to universal truths. She explores the era in which she grew up, and her experiences are timeless. She looks at living abroad, at children leaving home, at house-hunting in Wellington, at travelling with a grandchild, at Leonard Cohen concerts as tribal gatherings. Moving but never sentimental, Linda Burgess's essays are an engrossing read"-- Publisher description.