History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life


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$17.99  $16.73
Washington Square Press
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5.54 X 8.36 X 0.68 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Jill Bialosky has published three collections of poetry, including Intruder, and two novels, most recently The Life Room. She is an executive editor at Norton and lives in New York City with her husband and son.


"A beautifully composed, deeply reflective work."

--"Publishers Weekly"
"An extraordinarily valiant and resonant testimony to the healing powers of truth and empathy."

"A profound and lyrical investigation...Bialosky writes sensitively and beautifully." ----

--"New York Magazine"
"A tender, absorbing, and deeply moving memoir...[Bialosky] writes so gracefully and bravely that what you're left with in the end is an overwhelming sense of love."

--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Brave and beautifully crafted."

--"The Daily Beast"
"Extraordinarily useful...a source of solace and understanding.... [Bialosky's] hand is always skillful, as attentive to the rhythms of storytelling as to conveying emotion."

"Valiant and eloquent...Bialosky's thoughtful book elucidates the complexity of suicide." ----

--"Washington Post Book World"
"A searing elegy...this memoir reads like butter and cuts like a knife."

--"People "(4 star review)
"This is the kind of book that can teach us--all of us--about what it means to be a thinking, feeling human being. A book, in other words, that will teach you how to live."

--Darin Strauss, author of "Half a Life"
"In quietly piercing language, [Bialosky] delivers a sure sense of a 'beautiful girl' who took her own life at age 21 and of what it means to grieve such a death, burdened with an awful sense of responsibility that can't easily be shared with others."

--"Library Journal"