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Etchings in an Hourglass: A Sequel to Bronx Primitive and a Wider World
by Kate Simon
The third volume of the author's memoirs relates the events of her later life -- the deaths of her husband and daughter, love affairs, her bitter second marriage and divorce, and her travels.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 28th 1991 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1990)
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Who can blame Kate Simon for being a little tetchy, grandiose and petty in this her third of three memoirs: she was diagnosed with cancer right before she starting writing it. The breeziness and generosity of spirit that made the first two installments so exhilarating to read is gone here, as she settles scores and sets the record straight on episodes from the near and distant past, once and for all. The death of her only child in her early twenties and two failed marriages also contribute to th ...more