Washington proves that familial caregiving is taken for granted by doctors, necessary for patients’ recovery, and frequently devastating.
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Review: Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents Edited and With an Introduction by Lise Funderburg
Lise Funderburg has collected diverse stories of parenthood and childhood, of love, loss…
Review: When You Learn the Alphabet by Kendra Allen
In these essays, Allen grapples with race and racism, family in love and in anger, gender roles, religion, war and trauma, and death and life.
Review: A Certain Loneliness by Sandra Gail Lambert
A Certain Loneliness is a memoir that circles queerness, disability, independence, and the human struggle to connect.
Review: Starting with Goodbye by Lisa Romeo
…Lisa Romeo explores her relationship with her doting yet distant father after his death …
Review: The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis
Gayle’s memoir, The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide is a heart-wrenching exploration of grief, motherhood, illness, and wellness.
Review: The Little Exile by Jeanette S. Arakwa
The Japanese internment camps created by the Unites States as a reaction to the Pearl Harbor Bombing is dark time in American history.
REVIEW: Even When Trapped Behind Clouds by Patty Somlo
Patty Somlo was good at packing her sparse belongings in a box, moving to a different city, and beginning a whole new life. It wasn’t until she met her husband, Richard, that she began to question the true meaning of “home.”
Review: White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine by Janet Sternburg
Janet Sternburg’s White Matter (Hawthorne Books and Literary Arts, 2014) is a memoir of a family torn apart and brought together when two of its six children were given lobotomies.
Review: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
In The Art of Memoir Karr combines practical advice with intangible wisdom, which fuses together beautifully to create a useful guide that also inspires.