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The Hero of This Book

The narrator of Elizabeth McCracken’s The Hero of This Book doesn’t introduce herself by name, but she welcomes the reader to join her in processing her mother’s death.

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Review of ‘The Hero of This Book’

A writer's parents have both died, and their physical space will be gone soon. Back at the family home near Boston, an estate sale will clear out belongings amassed by her parents during the decades of their lives. A real estate agent will list the home. But their memory—especially that of her mother, most recently…

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