The Object Parade: Essays by Dinah LenneyThe Object Parade: Essays by Dinah Lenney

The Object Parade: Essays

byDinah Lenney

Paperback | April 24, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.31 online 
$23.95 list price save 11%
Earn 107 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This new collection of interconnected essays marches to a provocative premise: what if one way to understand your life was to examine the objects within it? Which objects would you choose? What memories do they hold? And, lined up in a row, what stories do they have to tell?In recalling her experience, Dinah's essays each begin with one thing - real or imaginary, lost or found, rare or ordinary, animal, vegetable, mineral, edible. Each object comes with a memory or a story, and so sparks an opportunity for rue or reflection or confession or revelation, having to do with her coming of age as a daughter, mother, actor, and writer: the piano that holds secrets to family history and inheritance; the gifted watches that tell so much more than time; the little blackdress that carries all of youth's love and longing; the purple scarf that stands in for her journey from New York to Los Angeles, across stage and screen, to pursue her acting dream.Read together or apart, the essays project the bountiful mosaic of life and love, of moving to Los Angeles and raising a family; or coming to terms with place, relationship, failures, and success; of dealing with up-ended notions about home and family and career and aging, too. Taken together, they add up to a pastiche of an artful and quirky life, lovingly remembered, compellingly told, wrapped up in the ties that bind the passage of time.
Dinah Lenney is the author of Bigger than Life, published in the American Lives Series at the University of Nebraska Press, and excerpted for the Lives" column in The New York Times Sunday Magazine . She serves as core faculty for the Bennington Writing Seminars and for the Rainier Writing Workshop, and in the writing program at the Un...
Loading
Title:The Object Parade: EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:April 24, 2015Publisher:CounterpointLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619025396

ISBN - 13:9781619025394

Reviews