Maura Fielder looks like she has the perfect life: every expectation fulfilled. But under the illusory surface of perfection, Maura finds herself blindsided by what she discovers on her husband’s computer. She has no emotional cubby hole into which she can shove this ghost from her husband’s past, so instead, Maura upends her life―thrashing her marriage, alienating her daughter, and eroding her own moral center. On the verge of sacrificing everything she holds dear to her own obsession, how does Maura manage to regain her equilibrium and reclaim her life?
In this post-privacy new world, any woman can find heartache if she searches hard enough.
AfterImage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life
In this fiercely personal account of her battling the before, and surviving the after, of losing her husband to cancer, Carla Malden takes us on a journey through grief to gratitude that alerts the entire forever-young generation: this is not your mother’s widowhood. AfterImage is a story of love more than loss, memory more than sorrow, life more than death.
When Do I Start?
“This memoir is a peripatetic selection of Malden’s enounters with larger-than-life Broadway figures… like Kazan, Strasberg, and Brando. The 1950s were Broadway’s heyday but also the time of blacklisting, and Malden paints a vivid picture here of those times. Moreover, the actor eschews the ‘down-and-dirty tell-all memoir’ so common now to offer his views on the various acting techniques and methods he came upon. Recommended.” – Library Journal