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From the bestselling author of A Three Dog Life: a fresh, exhilarating, superbly written memoir about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life.
What comes next? What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail's husband, a process both sudden and slow? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter's diagnosed illness? Or the death of her beloved dog? Is life worth living without three cocktails before dinner? How do you paint the ocean on a sheet of glass?
And how to like it? How to accept, appreciate, enjoy?
What Comes Next and How to Like It is an extraordinarily moving memoir about many things, but at the center is a steadfast friendship between Abigail Thomas and a man she met thirty-five years ago. Through marriages, child-raising, the vicissitudes and tragedies of life, it is this deep, rich bond that has sustained her. Readers who loved "the perfectly honed observations of a clear-eyed and witty writer" ("Newsweek") in Thomas's "spare, astonishing" ("Entertainment Weekly") memoir, A Three Dog Life, will relish this beautiful examination of her life today--often solitary, but rich and engaging, with children, grandchildren, dogs, a few suitors, and her longtime best friend.
Here's how it works:
• If you sign up for the Parnassus First Editions Club, we will deliver a signed first edition of a book to your doorstep 12 times a year.
• The selections will be hand-chosen by the staff of Parnassus, and will include a mix of established authors and potential new literary and non-fiction stars.
• We hope you'll love the books we choose, but in the event that you don't, you can return a selection within two weeks of receiving it.
• To sign up, simply fill out the form below or feel free to stop by the store, where one of our friendly booksellers will be happy to assist you. All books are billed at list price, plus postage.
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