Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: When Did Everybody Else Get So Old

About a month or so ago, author Jennifer Grant asked if I’d be interested in reviewing her  book, When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?  “In it, I write about the death of my sister and the loss of a … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Wine Waters: a Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows

Frances Simone found me through this very website and asked if I could add her book to my list of resources.  She also kindly sent me a copy of the book. When I think of grief memoirs, I don’t often … Continue reading

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Review: Ghostbelly

I’m embarrassed to admit that I have had Ghostbelly by Elizabeth Heineman since June of last year and was invited to review it for this blog.  But cancer happened again (my sister, Stage 4 breast cancer, round 2)** and all of … Continue reading

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Grief Literature Spotlight: Half a Life by Darin Strauss

A little over a year ago I earned my MFA in creative writing, a program that includes a bunch of courses in writing and literature, the actual writing of a book-length manuscript, and the successful defense of the aforementioned manuscript. … Continue reading

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