Lives Lived: Judy Goldman on Losing My Sister, Alex Witchel on A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, Robert Leleux on A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m., Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Losing My Sister: A Memoir (Blair Publishing, $21.95) Judy Goldman explores the complex dynamic of sisterhood and family. When Goldman and her sister discover lumps in their breasts they confront their diagnoses with love and understanding. Judy’s tumor is benign; Brenda’s is malignant. Goldman’s memoir speaks to any woman who has ever loved a sister or lost a loved one. “A memorable story of love and Loss”—Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle. Goldman is the author of two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back.
Alex Witchel knows her way around food, eating, and family relationships: for years she wrote the popular “Feed Me” column for the
New York Times Dining section. In her memoir All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, With Refreshments (Riverhead, $26.99) Witchel describes how she retreated to the kitchen to reclaim her mother at the stove by cooking the comforting foods of her childhood. Witchel’s novels include The Spare Wife and Me Times Three. Robert Leleux
Robert Leleux grandmother was a steel magnolia, an elegant and witty woman: quick-tongued, generous in her affections, but also indifferent to the emotions of those who most needed her.
The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving (St. Martin’s Press, $19.99) Leleux portrays her affliction with Alzheimer’s as a strangely life-affirming experience, an unexpected blessing that gave a divided family a second chance. “. . . an understated work that highlights the emotional rewards of caring for a loved one." -- Kirkus Reviews. Leleux is the author of the memoir The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy. Schedule
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)