Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir

By Sonya Lea
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9.17 Hours 07/13/2015 unabridged
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In the twenty-third year of their marriage, Sonya Lea’s husband, Richard, went in for surgery to treat a rare appendix cancer. When he came out, he had no recollection of their life together: how they met, their wedding day, the births of their two children. All of it was gone, along with the rockier parts of their past—her drinking, his anger. Richard could now hardly speak, emote, or create memories from moment to moment. Who he’d been no longer was. Wondering Who You Are braids the story of Sonya and Richard’s relationship, those memories that he could no longer conjure, together with his fateful days in the hospital, and through a marriage no longer grounded on decades of shared experience.

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Summary

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A Kirkus Reviews Pick for 11 Memoirs That Read Better Than a Novel

In the twenty-third year of their marriage, Sonya Lea’s husband, Richard, went in for surgery to treat a rare appendix cancer. When he came out, he had no recollection of their life together: how they met, their wedding day, the births of their two children. All of it was gone, along with the rockier parts of their past—her drinking, his anger. Richard could now hardly speak, emote, or create memories from moment to moment. Who he’d been no longer was. Wondering Who You Are braids the story of Sonya and Richard’s relationship, those memories that he could no longer conjure, together with his fateful days in the hospital, and through a marriage no longer grounded on decades of shared experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Lea’s] stunning account of his recovery efforts and her willful refusal to give up on marriage to the stranger occupying her husband’s body is fantastically heartfelt and inspiring.” Booklist
“[Wondering Who You Are is] A forthright memoir that narrates an engrossing journey of self-discovery and fierce devotion.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sonya Lea’s Wondering Who You Are is an extraordinary story. A wrenching, deeply honest exploration of love and identity that made me question my ideas about memory, about gender, about marriage, and family and faith. About the whole human rigmarole. Her story does what the best stories do: it made me think about life in an entirely new way.” Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
“An intense and accomplished memoir…This sweet, erotic, wrenching story asks quintessential questions about memory, the constructed self, and love―its challenges and deep compensations.” Priscilla Long, author of The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life

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Author

Author Bio: Sonya Lea

Sonya Lea‘s essays and interviews have appeared in Salon, The Southern Review, Brevity, Cold Mountain Review, Tricycle, The Prentice Hall College Reader, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and excerpts from Wondering Who You Are have received an international memoir prize and an Artist Trust Award. Lea teaches writing at Hugo House in Seattle, and she’s leading a pilot project to teach writing to women veterans through Tom Skerrit’s Red Badge Project. She recently directed her first short film, Every Beautiful Thing. Originally from Kentucky, she currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English