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Alethea Black

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June 07, 1969

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From the award-winning author of I Knew You’d Be Lovely comes an empowering and disarmingly funny memoir about grief and illness—and the wit and wisdom it takes to survive it.

As a child, Alethea Black drifts between her father, a brilliant mathematician who is also her best friend, and her mother, a frank and outspoken woman on fire. After her father’s death, Alethea is left unmoored, a young woman more connected to life’s ethereal mysteries than to practical things such as doing laundry or paying taxes.

And then, just when life seems to be getting back on track, she’s suddenly racked by crushing fatigue, inexplicable pain, and memory loss. With her grasp on reality fading, and specialist after specialist declaring nothing is wrong, Alethea
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Alethea Black and 47 other people liked Iris P's review of I Knew You'd Be Lovely:
I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black
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I Knew You'd Be Lovely: Stories

I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black

Well if I was going to end the year reading a collection of short stories I am glad this is the one I chose.

Since I finished I Knew You'd Be Lovely I've been pondering what was it that left me with such a sense of b..." Read more of this review »
Alethea Black and 1 other person liked Brian's review of I Knew You'd Be Lovely:
I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black
"So I'll just admit I'm a sucker for short stories. There's something about such small windows into life that gets me every time, and for a truly excellent writer, I always marvel at how they managed to pack so much character, so much feeling into..." Read more of this review »
I Knew You'd Be Lovely by Alethea Black
"In high school and college English majors are often made to read the short story. I am grateful for this fact. "Parker's Back" by O'Conner, Faulkner's "Barn Burnings" and Miss Emily's Rose" are examples of the vignette medium that powerfully moved..." Read more of this review »
Brazil by John Updike
“We are fated to love one another; we hardly exist outside our love, we are just animals without it, with a birth and a death and constant fear between. Our love has lifted us up, out of the dreadfulness of merely living.”
John Updike
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“It's a fruitless task, explaining yourself," he said. He was enjoying confessing the truth for once. "Either people get you, or they don't. In fact, even when they get you, it's always…a disappointment.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely

“This was all chemistry ever was: two people's silent selves invisibly aligning while their noisy selves carried on, oblivious.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely

“Where did everyone find the will to do all the work in the world? We're all allowed a kind of grace period, she decided, when we can coast along, before we really need to choose a life and summon the determination to live it. Her grace period had just run out.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
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