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You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir (Large Print / Library Binding)

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A memoir of the end of her marriage, the unconventional format and her insights into marriage, motherhood, and being a working creative stayed with me. Great discussion for book clubs! Read if you liked Elizabeth Crane's This Story Will Change

— Lori R

April 2023 Indie Next List

“Maggie Smith’s first memoir digs deeper into her life after divorce. The writer zooms in close and then offers wider shots, back and forth, to slowly reveal her heart, and in the process, she discovers her power to create something new.”
— Linda Kass, Gramercy Books, Bexley, OH


Poet Maggie Smith explores the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself. The book begins with one woman's personal heartbreak, but its circles widen into a reckoning with contemporary womanhood, traditional gender roles, and the power dynamics that persist even in many progressive homes. With the spirit of self-inquiry and empathy she's known for, Smith interweaves snapshots of a life with meditations on secrets, anger, forgiveness, and narrative itself. T...

Product Details
ISBN: 9798891641570
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: June 1st, 2024
Pages: 500
Language: English