Tuesday, December 07, 2010
The Memory Palace
From the review published today in Shelf Awareness:
...Bartók says our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them; our recollections change in the retelling of them. How often do we think about this when reading memoirs? How often do we realize this in ourselves? With memoirs, we hope to get a larger, universal truth, the kind we often encounter in fiction, because facts are mutable. And part of that truth will hold mystery...
The Memory Palace: A Memoir by Mira Bartók (Free Press, $25, 9781439183311/143918331, January 11, 2011)
Look for it here in the library next month.