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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition (Sept. 13 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805092617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805092615
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very moving book. While the story it tells is essentially tragic, the conclusion is hopeful. The book is attribute to those who have lost deeply loved family members, but who have withstood and prevailed over their losses. To life!
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Easy entry March 19 2012
By nancyv - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book was so easy to get into! Often it takes me awhile to decide if I am really interested in a book I have chosen! Not so with this author. I have subsequentally pursued his other books and enjoyed them all. Thumbs up for his writing. NLV
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Heart rending March 9 2012
By s mp carosso - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a book I will recommend over the years to come. In my view, it demonstrates brilliantly the superiority of non fiction over fiction. The stories as told, are so universal, yet so personal, so enthralling and yet it is intelligent and informative narration. It does teach you about the French legal system but goes so much further. I was in tears, shaken to the core when I read it and I would gladly buy it as a present to all the people I care for. It has not been ignored by the way: it was lauded with praise in France in 2009 when it came out and I have yet to meet someone who did not rave about it. You have to take my word for it: I do not know the author personally, I don't work in publishing ( in 2010 I did contact POL to ask them when it would be translated to English and I was amazed to find out that they had no idea) and have no vested interest in this other than benefiting from the fact that such work is published and that, we, human beings, are better off for it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Stunning and heart wrenching, but a tad self centered May 28 2012
By D. Burke - Published on
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The losses described in beautifully-written book took my breath away and brought to life something I have never come close to experiencing in reality. At times, the author slipped into naval gazing, but ultimately, I was profoundly moved and enjoyed the artful yet accessible writing very much.
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powerful book Jan. 22 2012
By Scarlett - Published on
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Lives other then my own is often coming back to me since I read it. It is a condensed mix of the most powerful human emotions that occurs in the 2 most unfair events of lives: the death of a child and the death of a young mother. The book describing 2 true stories,it is as close as the human soul as you can get, and depicts the dignity of some of us in the face of the unspeakable.
Moving April 30 2014
By Max - Published on
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A moving account of life amidst tragedy written with depth, feeling, and understanding. This book should be read together with "my life as a russian novel" to appreciate Carrere's personal life among it all.

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