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A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing
REYNOLDS PRICE

A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing by Reynolds Price
16 reviews (1994) (224p)
ALA Notable Books - Nonfiction Finalist

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Book Description

Reynolds Price has long been one of America's most acclaimed and accomplished men of letters. In A Whole New Life he presents his most intimate story yet -- a memoir as compelling as any work of the imagination.

In 1984, a large cancer was discovered in Price's spinal cord. Here, he recounts his battle to withstand and recover from this devastating affliction. He charts the first puzzling symptoms, three surgeries, the radiation that paralyzes his lower body, the occasionally comic trials of rehab, the steady rise of pain and reliance on drugs, and his discovery of biofeedback and hypnosis. Beyond the particulars, Price illuminates larger concerns, such as the gratitude he feels toward family and friends and (some) doctors, the abundant return of his powers as a writer, and the "now appalling, now astonishing grace of God." More than the portrait of one person in crisis, A Whole New Life offers honest insight, realistic encouragement, and authentic inspiration -- and stands as one of Price's crowning achievements.


Other Award Winning Books by Reynolds Price
The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price by Reynolds Price
1 reviews (1993) (640p) (PP)
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Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
17 reviews (1986) (320p) (NBCCA)
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Reynolds Price Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 Kate Vaiden ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Kate Vaiden ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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