January 2017 Paperback Previews

There are a flurry of beautifully-written memoirs about grief and dying out this month, perhaps in time to meet the January blues, whether it’s the late Jenny Diski’s memoir about life with cancer, In Gratitude; Decca Aitkenhead’s story of her partner’s sudden death, All at Sea; or Paul Kalanithi’s laying out of life after he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, When Breath Becomes Air. I made Aitkenhead’s memoir one of my picks this month, but I could have chosen all three. Kalanithi’s words to his baby daughter, “When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an...

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