Category Archives: grief memoirs

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: Holding Silvan by Monica Wesolowska

I don’t really consider myself a literary critic, so sometimes I read reviews on Amazon or GoodReads.  Even though I don’t write traditional reviews, I find reading what others say sometimes helps me find a way in to a critique. … 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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Marketing Grief

Recently I signed up to be a part of the outreach team for the Children’s Grief Center (CGC) and while I know it’s important to share information about the grief center and the services they provide to grieving families, I … Continue reading

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Grief (reading) takes a holiday

Over the last several months I’ve read several grief narratives–memoirs mostly.  Actually this whole year has been devoted to reading grief, and of course writing grief.  Not all these books are necessarily classified as “grief memoirs” but I wanted to … 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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