Jessica Handler$17.99 $16.73
Jessica Handler gently and courageously guides the writer through writing about grief and loss. Includes writing exercises and stories from her own work.
Jessica Handler$21.95 $20.41
Handler's beautifully written memoir of being the surviving sister of three is told with honesty and resilience.
Megan Devine$17.99 $16.73
JH: recommended book by writer of Refuge in Grief blog
Gina Frangello$16.95 $15.76
This searing memoir unflinchingly examines the author's life as her marriage implodes, while at the same time situating herself in the greater context of women's place in contemporary society. Beautifully written and riveting.
Marcia Aldrich$28.95 $26.92
JH: An example of a non-linear form, the book is written as an old-fashioned reader's companion, essentially a dictionary
Dinty W. Moore$14.95 $13.90
JH: contains the essay "Son of Mister Green Jeans" about fatherhood
Melissa Febos$16.95 $15.76
After reading her essay "Mind Fuck: Writing Better Sex," included in this collection, I knew I would be pre-ordering anything Febos writes on craft.
Natasha Trethewey$27.99 $26.03
JH: Trethway's wonderful book about her mother's murder and coming to terms with it
Roz Chast$19.00 $17.67
JH: Graphic memoir by humorist Roe Chast about aging parents
Melanie Brooks$17.95 $16.69
JH: Anthology with lots of writers about how they wrote difficult stories
Bessel Van Der Kolk$19.00 $17.67
JH: How trauma affects the body
Saeed Jones$17.99 $16.73
JH: Was teaching this book about the death of Saad's mother and also growing up
Mira Jacob$22.00 $20.46
A graphic memoir that examines the messy bonds of family through the lens of growing up as a child of Indian immigrants in New Mexico in the '80s and as the mother of a biracial child in New York City in the 2010s. Could not put it down.
Natalie Diaz$17.00 $15.81
Diaz uses the vehicle of the body to explore themes of desire, erasure, and what it means to be Indigenous in America in this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection.
Louise Erdrich$28.99 $26.96
Louise Erdrich's novel, set in 2019-20, captures in the story of Native bookseller Tookie all the humor, poignancy, grief, and love of a family living in these times in Minneapolis. It's hard to describe and a bit of a slow burn, but these characters stayed with me long after the last sentence.