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Saving Graces - Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers

Elizabeth Edwards

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Description:

She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after being diagnosed only days before the 2004 election. She touched hundreds of similarly grieving families when her own son, Wade, died tragically at age sixteen in 1996. Now she shares her experiences in Saving Graces, an incandescent memoir of Edwards' trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and of how various communities celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times. Edwards writes about growing up in a military family, where she learned how to make friends easily in dozens of new schools and neighborhoods around the world and came to appreciate the unstinting help and comfort naval families shared. Edwards' reminiscences of her years as a mother focus on the support she and other parents offered one another, from everyday favors to the ultimate test of her own community's strength-their compassionate response to the death of the Edwards' teenage son, Wade, in 1996. Her descriptions of her husband's campaigns for Senate, president, and vice president offer a fascinating perspective on the groups, great and small, that sustain our democracy. Her fight with breast cancer, which stirred an outpouring of support from women across the country, has once again affirmed Edwards' belief in the power of community to make our lives better and richer.

Language:

English

Length:

5h


Chapters

Free Sample

04:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:47