Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

A Memoir
By Kate Braestrup (Trade Paperback, 2010)
In her award-winning memoir Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup won the hearts of readers across the country with her deeply moving and deftly humorous stories of faith, hope and family. Now, with her inimitable voice and generous spirit, she turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment in MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY.



As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after the ceremony. From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse.



Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other, and proves yet again why Kate Braestrup's writing is "inspirational in the best sense" (New York Daily News).
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316053839

    • On Sale Date: 01/13/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

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In her award-winning memoir Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup won the hearts of readers across the country with her deeply moving and deftly humorous stories of faith, hope and family. Now, with her inimitable voice and generous spirit, she turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment in MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY.



As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after the ceremony. From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse.



Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other, and proves yet again why Kate Braestrup's writing is "inspirational in the best sense" (New York Daily News).

Kate Braestrup is the chaplain for the Maine Warden Service and the author of the memoir Here If You Need Me and the novel Onion. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, O, Mademoiselle, More, Ms., and Law and Order and lives in Maine with her husband and children.
  • PRAISE FOR HERE IF YOU NEED ME:

    "... extraordinarily well written, mingling elements of police procedural and touching love story with trenchant observations about life and death..." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • " A-. Extraordinary....This witty, middle-aged Maine minister has a calm, earthy authority all her own." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Here If You Need Me is an honest, endearing account of a life rerouted after devastating loss....Braestrup knows how to tell a good story--the angel is in the details." (Seattle Times).

  • "Can be read as a superbly crafted memoir of love, loss, grief, hope, and the complex subtleties of faith. Or it can be read as the journey of a strong-minded, warmhearted woman through tragedy to grace....[Braestrup is] remarkable, steady, peaceful, and wise." (Washington Post).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316053839
  • On Sale Date: 01/13/2010
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