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“Nobody gets the light” love your last line. I sure hope my light shines as yours does here. Trish McDonald, debut novelist at 77. No Expiration on Dreams!

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Congratulations!

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Mar 2, 2022Liked by Abigail Thomas

So beautiful, and thanks for bringing me back to Ammaganset where we used to visit family before there was a towering house on every lot

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back in the forties and fifties and a bit of the sixties, before the money moved in.

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Mar 27, 2023Liked by Sari Botton

Just read Abigail’s new book “Still Life at Eighty” in one sitting. Did not want it to end so I am going to read it again and then read all her other books in my collection. Absolutely love her writing and sensibilities. 💖

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Thank you, thank you. What a lovely thing to read on what was a hard day. Thanks again.

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What a delightful memory. Bigmom made her mark on you and everyone around her. What greater legacy?

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Thank you.

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Mar 1, 2022Liked by Abigail Thomas

Abby, another gem! Thanks

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Thank you.

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Mar 1, 2022Liked by Abigail Thomas

Abby, my mother had that same "I say it's spinach..." cartoon cut out and posted. xo

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no kidding! it was the best!

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Mar 1, 2022Liked by Abigail Thomas

Lovely memoir.

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Thank you.

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Mar 1, 2022Liked by Abigail Thomas

So glad to hear she has the chair--chair, but not the air. Winston! What a lucky and beloved dog.

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He was, a very lucky dog.

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What strikes me about your wonderful story is the ways our loved ones live on. My grandmother's Chinese chair now sits in my living room. Like Bigmom's chair, memories are attached to it. But unlike Bigmom's chair, it's way too uncomfortable to sit on.

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