Vessels: A Love Story


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$23.95  $22.27
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.6 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Daniel Raeburn's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Imp, his series of booklets about underground cartoonists. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. He and his wife and two daughters live in Chicago, where he teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Chicago.


More than offering a simple tale about grief and the struggles of parenthood, Raeburn speaks to the emotional influence of those we try to bring into the world and the lives we are responsible for.
One of the most beautifully sad and mesmerizing books of the year.
This is one of the wisest, saddest, most beautiful books about love that I've ever read.--Tom Bissell
A poignant expression of how two young people matured as they created a family . . . [and] also a celebration of the way that birth--even if that birth ends in sudden death--brings new life to parents. An eloquently candid memoir.
Vessels is a brilliant and dazzling story about love, marriage, and family. In a prose so transparent that you feel as if it's your own experience, Daniel Raeburn has written a beautiful book about loss and redemption.--Susan Cheever
Vessels should be in the company of memoirs such as Darkness Visible by William Styron, about depression. Both are books that speak to one issue, yet find the thread that connects us all.--Tara Shafer