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Title After the fire : a memoir in poetry and prose / J.A. Jance.
Author Jance, Judith A., author, narrator.
Publication [New York] : Harper Audio, 2013.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (01 hr., 49 min., 43 sec.)) : digital
Time 014943
Description digital
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by the author.
Summary New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's heartrending collection of poetry and essays recounts a dark chapter of her own life, her first marriage to an alcoholic a powerful look at the emotional cost of addiction and an inspiring story of courage and triumph in the wake of crushing defeat Before she found fame as a bestselling mystery author, Judith Jance wrestled with the anguish of being married to an alcoholic. For years she channeled her pain into words, composing the poems in this moving volume, first published in 1984, a year before her debut novel. In searing and direct language, After the Fire chronicles the collapse of Jance's first marriage under the weight of her husband's addiction--and her own unwitting denial and codependence while she struggled to find herself. "I will not be the price of your redemption," she wrote then. "I will not pay my life to ransom yours." An intimate, deeply personal look into a wrenching time in Jance's life, After the Fire is a portrait of addiction and its insidious effects on lives and love. It illuminates universal truths about unbearable loss and finding the courage to carry on, and offers inspiration and profound insight into the heart and work of a beloved bestselling author.
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Subject Jance, Judith A.
American poetry -- Women authors.
Women -- United States -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Alcoholics -- Family relationships -- Poetry -- 20th century.
Codependency -- Poetry -- 20th century.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780062324009 (electronic audio bk.)
0062324004 (electronic audio bk.)

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