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About The Book

In the Fullness of Time is a collection of essays, poems, interviews, and photographs that speak to the experience of aging— the joys, the rewards, and the losses.


Abigail Thomas

Vivian Gornick

Carolyn See

Linda Gravenson

Claire Bloom

Susan Schneider

Elizabeth Frank

Jenny Allen

Laura Furman

Gail Godwin

Katherine B. Weissman

Jane Alexander

Ntozake Shange

Laura Siegel

Frances Itani

Martha Fay

Laurie Stone

Tina Howe

Sharon Olds

Erica Jong

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Helena María Viramontes

Beth Powning

Joan Nicholson

Jane O’Reilly

Marta Caals Istomin

Andrea Marcusa

Paula Fox

Gretchen Haight

Emily W. Upham

Margaret Howe Freydberg

Edna O’Brien

About The Authors

Photograph by Sedat Pakay

A native of Connecticut, Emily Upham is a classical pianist whose training in Paris and New York has led her to work as an accompanist and vocal coach of singers with whom she performs both here and abroad. She has also been active as French interpreter for the U.S. State Department. Emily currently lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, George, and her many animals.

Photograph by Nick Guthe

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (April 27, 2010)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439169155

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Raves and Reviews

"Reading this book is like talking to a really good friend who is prepared to hear your midnight confessions and then share a few of her own. Getting older is no picnic, but reading this book offers the immeasurable comfort of knowing we are not alone in the journey and that as much as there are moments to weep, there are also lots of moments when laughter is the only sane response."
--Pearl Cleage, author of Seen It All and Done the Rest

"Honest, heartfelt voices."
--Publishers Weekly

I found it a book that's often amusing, always inspiring, and definitely worth reading. –William Fisher, Huffington Post

[In the Fullness of Time] without exception, honest and revealing. – Donna Marchetti, Cleveland Plain Dealer

I did immensely “enjoy” IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME, and I did need to know the remarkable depth and range of thoughts, feelings, fears, risks, joys, wounds and failures that editors Emily W. Upham and Linda Gravenson invited their 32 literary guests to share. – Pauline Finch,

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