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What to Say to Someone Who's Dying: Stories

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A young boy searches for answers. An elderly German woman tends her bees. A family adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides. A girl and her mother pass meaningful moments together. In this slender volume, Chanel Earl explores the many faces of grief, the grief of children, parents, those set to die, and those left behind. This debut collection of tightly written prose weave ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Julie
Disclosure: I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Chanel Earl's collection of short stories proved to be a delightful and worthwhile read. This slender volume contains five stories with central themes of grief, death, and dying. On the whole the stories in the collection hold together well. Her approach to her subject is not heavy-handed and I actually was left with a sense of lightness after reading this volume. The stories are refreshing and memorable. I would recommend ...more
Jeff Stockett
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody
Recommended to Jeff by: Chanel Earl
I have been friends with the author of this book for a long time. Reading this book was a joy. It reminded me of why we've always been such good friends. I loved the glimpse into her mind and the way she thinks. I enjoyed all 5 stories but there were two that were my very favorite.

In "One Hundred Breaths" we get to explore what death means to a small child. Through a child's eyes we explore, "What is death?", "What are ghosts?", "Where do we go when we die?"

We learn, through a child, that though
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Each of these chapters is a different stand alone story and offers unique things to contemplate.

The first story was my favorite. I wonder what the old veteran’s perspective of the boy was.
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Chanel Earl grew up in Utah and now lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she spends most of her time mothering her three goofy children. Chanel studied English, first at Snow College and then at the University of Utah. She loves reading, writing, eating and sleeping. Chanel is a Mormon.