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Claire Bidwell Smith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She is a therapist specializing in grief.


One of the most common questions I was asked during my trip to NYC last week was about the process of writing of THE RULES OF INHERITANCE. People wanted to know when I wrote it, what sparked the writing of it, how long it took, what the experience was like, etc. So I thought I’d write it all out here once and for all.

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Grief is a Force (Biographies & Memoirs)
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" Absolutely beautiful memoir. Told at fourteen that both of her parents have cancer, Ms. Smith's pain drives the narrative like a force of nature and doesn't let up until right near the end. Would love to read a novel by this author. "
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" I found my way to this writer via the Rumpus Letters in the Mail, and then came upon her book by accident in a bookstore. Claire Bidwell Smith's letter talked about courage--in life and writing--and how she sourced that courage from her father's l... " Read more of this review »
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" Claire Bidwell Smith -- an only child -- was just fourteen years old when both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer within months of each other. "I've already come to the conclusion that I will probably be parentless by the time I am thirty,"... " Read more of this review »
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