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Exit : the endings that set us free

Author: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Publisher: New York, NY : Sarah Crichton Books ; Canada : Distributed D & M Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author, a sociologist examines the exits we make in our lives: exits big and small, extraordinary and ordinary, ritualized and unceremonious, quick and protracted, painful and liberating. Exits are braided into the arc of our individual development and laced into our intergenerational relationships, shaped by economic crisis, global mobility, and technological innovations. But even though exits are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
ISBN: 9780374151195 0374151199 9780374533908 0374533903
OCLC Number: 757838386
Description: 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: exits : visible and invisible --
Home --
Voice --
Freedom --
Wounds --
Yearning --
Grace --
Conclusion: rites and rituals --
Notes --
Annotated bibliography --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.

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Too often, the author believes, we exalt new beginnings at the expense of learning from our goodbyes. This title finds wisdom and perspective in the possibility of moving on and marks the start of a  Read more...

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"With her trademark grace and insight, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has added exit lines to her repertoire. in "Exit," she is a superb storyteller and a wise guide to the inevitable farewells that Read more...

 
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