5 Arresting New Memoirs Jeanette Winterson Wants You to Read
"Memoir...satisfies our need for gossip and intimacy, for testimony and confessional, and in this world of spin, offers a truthful account of what it means to succeed or fail, to love or lose, to break your heart and mend it again."
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This is a book about a lifetime of grief after the author loses her parents, husband, and two sons in the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. How do we learn to live with what we can't come to terms with? I kept thinking of that passage in the Bible: "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it."
— Jeanette Winterson