Losing My Sister, A Memoir by Judy Goldman

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“This book is poignant and heartbreaking but also inspirational. It made me hug my family a little bit closer.”—Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir"Judy Goldman’s Losing My Sister is big, wise, heart-squeezing. It puts to words what I’d thought inarticulable—an act not unlike giving flesh to a shadow. This book will help a lot of people—people who are hurting for excellent prose, and also people who are just hurting.”—Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half a Life and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award“A moving, gracefully told story of memory, sisters, and the way that love can bridge tragedy.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best-selling author of Picture of You“Judy Goldman navigates the bumpy, fierce love that she shares with her sister with equal parts passion and compassion. A memorable story of love and loss.”—Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and the memoir Comfort: A Journey through Grief
“In this finely wrought and moving memoir, Goldman explores in exquisite detail the small and large acts of love between sisters—and, indeed, among all family members. How do we discover our own sense of identity within the beautiful, yet intricate, confines of family? And how do we recover when these bonds are severed forever? Goldman is able to guide us through the complex emotions of death, loss, and intimacy because her own heart, as well as her writing, is as big and profound as the word love.”—Sue William Silverman, author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir
 

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Published September 6, 2012 by John F. Blair, Publisher. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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In adulthood, they live close to each other, but a blowup leads to years of barely speaking, the result of a longstanding dynamic in which Brenda, burdened with a temper, wants Judy to be more like her and instead of praise, offers anger while Judy stays silent.

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Story Circle Book Reviews

With the release of a vivid memoir of her family life, author Judy Goldman shows she is a writer who remembers—in particular, the sometimes harsh, sometimes loving, relationship between herself and her older sister.

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Star News Online

Goldman raises the familial and personal to reach universal themes: sibling rivalry, the tensions as individuals grow and change, the inevitable sorrow of watching one's strong, perfect parents age, weaken and die, the "mystery of individuality and connection" that unites and divides siblings.</p...

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