One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

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Price
$26.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.34 X 1.14 X 9.3 inches | 1.36 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393072419
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About the Author

Poet, essayist, and naturalist, Diane Ackerman is the author of many highly acclaimed works of nonfiction, including A Natural History of the Senses -- a book beloved by readers all over the worldand the volumes Deep Play, A Slender Thread, The Rarest of the Rare, A Natural History of Love, The Moon by Whale Light, and a memoir on flying, On Extended Wings.

Her poetry has been collected into six volumes, among them Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems and, most recently, Praise My Destroyer.

Ms. Ackerman has received many prizes and awards, including the John Burroughs Nature Award and the Lavan Poetry Prize. A Visiting Professor at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, she was the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor at the University of Richmond. Ms. Ackerman also has the unusual distinction of having had a molecule named after her -- dianeackerone. She lives in upstate New York.

Reviews

Starred Review. Writing with her signature empathy, curiosity, brilliance, and mirth, Ackerman chronicles West's heroic battle to reclaim words and mobility and her tailoring of West's speech therapy to match his spectacular vocabulary and unique intelligence. A master of vivid metaphors and multifaceted narratives.... A gorgeously engrossing, affecting, sweetly funny, and mind-opening love story of crisis, determination, creativity, and repair.
[T]ouching...their journey makes for goofy, pun-happy reading, a little like overhearing lovers coo to each other.
An intimate, richly documented, and beautiful memoir .... [A] double portrait of two remarkable people.--Joyce Carol Oates