What to Look for in Winter

What to Look for in Winter

A Memoir in Blindness

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The British literary sensation--"the most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious and heart-rending of memoirs " (The Telegraph)--the story of a celebrated writer's sudden descent into blindness, and of the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motion. Candia McWilliam, whose novels A Case of Knives, A Little Stranger, and Debatable Land made her a reader favorite throughout the United Kingdom and around the world, here breaks her decade-long silence with a searing, intimate memoir that fans of Lorna Sage's Bad Blood, Mary Karr's Lit, and Diana Athill's Somewhere Toward the End will agree "cements her status as one of our most important literary writers beyond question" (Financial Times).
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780062094506
Branch Call Number: 823.914 MCW
Characteristics: xvi, 440 p. ; 24 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks May 31, 2013

A starkly truthful account of this novelist’s life, including her struggles with alcohol, her feelings of insecurity, her relationships with her ex-husbands and children, and the condition called blepharospasm that caused her blindness. With each chapter I experienced a different emotional response ranging from sympathy to frustration, disbelief to admiration.

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