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Mark Gunther This book was inspired by the death of my daughter Eva at age 12, in 1997. I wanted to communicate the lived experience of grief, not offer prescripti…moreThis book was inspired by the death of my daughter Eva at age 12, in 1997. I wanted to communicate the lived experience of grief, not offer prescriptions or palliatives. Although Without Jenny incorporates many of my experiences, it is not my story, but the story of the protagonist and her family. The grief of child loss is a lasting one; I hope with this book to bring recognition to torahs n this situation and to pen a window onto this most devastating of losses to the reading public.(less)
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So its been 9 months since my stenosis produced the painful and disabling symptoms I shared earlier. I’m pleased to report that I am mostly back to normal, other than being measurably weaker than I was in January. This remarkable


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This was a most enjoyable read. Ng masterfully paints the growth of several teenage characters against the contrast of the staid social mores of Shaker Heights mom Helena and the Bohemian artist Mia. The elements of female identity are explored in th ...more
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