GAIL CALDWELL

New Life, No Instructions

New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home, is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age.

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New Life, No Instructions

The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home now gives us a stunning, exquisitely written memoir about a dramatic turning point… More

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“New Life, No Instructions is beautifully written, lucid, and wise. We come of age again and again during the course of our lives, and need those who have traveled the path before us to shine a light, to lend a hand. Caldwell’s story is moving and gripping. I found myself feeling that I had indeed been given a valuable set of instructions for how to proceed with eyes and heart wide open.”

Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Slow Motion

“In Gail Caldwell’s New Life, No Instructions we see a Pultizer Prize winner once again go out and earn the title. It is a meditation on how seemingly faint winds can blow us wildly off course; on how spending time with a beloved animal can benefit our basic humanity; and on what it means to overcome, at middle age, a multitude of blows. It is lyrical and smart and triumphant and you won’t read a more honest memoir in your life.”

Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half a Life