Gail Caldwell





Gail Caldwell

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Gail Caldwell is the former chief book critic for The Boston Globe, where she was a staff writer and critic for more than twenty years. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She is also the author of A Strong West Wind, a memoir of her native Texas. Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Average rating: 3.84 · 7,081 ratings · 1,329 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Let's Take the Long Way Hom...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,281 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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New Life, No Instructions
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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A Strong West Wind
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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New Life, No Instructions: ...
1.0 of 5 stars 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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“I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.”
Gail Caldwell, Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

“What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.”
Gail Caldwell, Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
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“I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures. ...We tell the story to get them back, to capture the traces of footfalls through the snow.”
Gail Caldwell, Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship



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