A Woman's Story by Annie Ernaux

A Woman's Story

Annie Ernaux with Tanya Leslie (Translator)

96 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective sad medium-paced


A Woman's Story is Annie Ernaux's "deeply affecting account of mothers and daughters, youth and age, and dreams and reality” (Kirkus Reviews). Upon her mother's death from Alzheimers, Ernaux embarks on a daunting journey back through time, as she ...

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emotional 89%
reflective 80%
sad 70%
challenging 15%
dark 11%
inspiring 9%
informative 8%
tense 4%
hopeful 1%


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medium 41%
slow 14%

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