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4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Calvin Trillin Narrator: Calvin Trillin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A remarkably moving and memorable tribute to Alice Trillin, who figured prominently and indelibly in Calvin Trillin’s books, and in his life. Alice was a beautiful, brilliant, and beloved wife. She died all too soon, coincidentally on 9/11. Since then, Calvin Trillin has been working on a tribute. It was finally published in The New Yorker in March, and immediately became one of the most talked about pieces in recent years. Calvin then expanded the article into this persuasive and poignant portrait, which is not about grief, but rather a celebration of a remarkably rewarding and remunerative life. It has left listeners in tears, unable, for a while, to shake the experience from the mind. Because—beyond anything else—this is truly a love story, something all too rare today.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tracy | 6/13/2011

    " This is a novel that reads like a memoir of suffering with early onset Alzheimers. Scary and heartbreaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristina | 6/9/2011

    " If you were a regular reader of Calvin Trillen, this would have been a fantastic book and a great tribute to his late wife, Alice. It was still a nice tribute, but to someone I didn't know. I can't even remember how it got on my book list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 5/26/2011

    " I was warned that this one was a little too sweet- but I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liz | 5/21/2011

    " Short but good. Made me want to read more Trilin "

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