A Box of Darkness

A Box of Darkness

The Story of A Marriage

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Baker & Taylor
The author of Instar traces the author’s unconventional marriage to her Harvard-educated publishing editor husband, describing how their sophisticated world crumbled with the deterioration of his mental health before his death revealed unexpected secrets.

McMillan Palgrave
In the tradition of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, comes a poignant memoir about a marriage that was as deep and strong as it was mysterious and complex

Upton and Sally Brady were a rare breed: cultivated and elegant, they lived a life of literary glamour and high expectations. Sally a debutante; Upton a classics major from Harvard, they met at the Boston Cotillion. He was articulate, witty, and worldly, and he danced like Fred Astaire. How could she resist? Despite raising four children on Upton’s modest wage as the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press, theirs was a world of champagne, sailboats, private islands, famous writers, family rituals, and ice-cold martinis. They lived life on their terms. But as time wore on, Upton, the charming and brilliant husband, the inventive, beguiling partner, grew opinionated, cranky, controlling, and dangerous.

When Upton died suddenly one evening in their Vermont cottage, Sally began uncovering secrets. As she went through his papers, she discovered that her husband of forty-six years had desired the love of other men. Her riveting, charismatic husband was not quite the man he appeared to be, and a year of mourning became for Sally a time to unravel the dark and unexpected web he had left behind. Hers is a moving and powerful story of coming to terms with what cannot be changed. It is also a story of great love.


Blackwell Publishing
In the tradition of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking comes a poignant memoir about a marriage that was as deep and strong as it was mysterious and complex

Upton and Sally Brady were a rare breed: Cultivated and elegant, they lived a life of literary glamour and high expectations. Sally a debutante; Upton a classics major from Harvard, they met at the Boston Cotillion. He was articulate, witty, and worldly, and he danced like Fred Astaire. How could she resist? Despite raising four children on Upton's modest wages as he worked his way up to become director of the Atlantic Monthly Press, theirs was a world of champagne, sailboats, private islands, famous writers, family rituals, and ice-cold martinis. They lived life on their terms. But as time wore on, Upton, the charming and brilliant husband, the inventive, beguiling partner, grew opinionated, cranky, controlling, and dangerous.

When Upton died suddenly one evening in their Vermont cottage, Sally began uncovering secrets. As she went through his papers, she discovered that her husband of forty-six years had desired the love of other men. Her riveting, charismatic husband was not quite the man he appeared to be, and a year of mourning became for Sally a time to unravel the dark and unexpected web he had left behind. Hers is a moving and powerful story of coming to terms with what cannot be changed. It is also a story of great love.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the author's unconventional marriage to her Harvard-educated publishing editor husband, describing how their sophisticated world crumbled with the deterioration of his mental health before his death revealed unexpected secrets.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312654160
Branch Call Number: BIO Brady BRA
Characteristics: xi, 240 p. :,ill., ports. ;,22 cm.

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richibi
Aug 02, 2011

a wrenching account of a difficult marriage, but imbued throughout with profound love, written beautifully, and tenderly, with courage and grace

joyhuebert Apr 19, 2011

an amazing story about a real marriage, full of chaos and darkness, but also love.

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pdroue
Apr 08, 2011

It was disappointing to read this book about the literary crowd because it didn't seem very well written. I suspect that it would never have been published if the author hadn't been married to a figure of some public interest.

debwalker Mar 27, 2011

After her husband of 46 years died, Brady found out he was gay. A poignant tale of coming to terms.

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