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Old 07-06-11, 09:57 PM
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Default August's autobiography/memoir book is Devotion by Dani Shapiro

This one was my nomination, so I hope it's a good one!

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Shapiro's newest memoir, a mid-life exploration of spirituality begins with her son's difficult questions-about God, mortality and the afterlife-and Shapiro's realization that her answers are lacking, long-avoided in favor of everyday concerns. Determined to find a more satisfying set of answers, author Shapiro (Slow Motion) seeks out the help of a yogi, a Buddhist and a rabbi, and comes away with, if not the answers to life and what comes after, an insightful and penetrating memoir that readers will instantly identify with. Shapiro's ambivalent relationship with her family, her Jewish heritage and her secularity are as universal as they are personal, and she exposes familiar but hard-to-discuss doubts to real effect: she's neither showboating nor seeking pat answers, but using honest self-reflection to provoke herself and her readers into taking stock of their own spiritual inventory. Absorbing, intimate, direct and profound, Shapiro's memoir is a satisfying journey that will touch fans and win her plenty of new ones. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Old 07-08-11, 12:23 AM
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My library doesnt have this one. Will try to get it ILL. They have 2 other books by her, one in 2003 and 2007.
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