Grief, Love and What Endures
"A wise, lyrical and deeply moving auscultation of a mourning heart and its possibilities for solace."
In Speak to Me, acclaimed novelist Marcie Hershman asks what endures after the death of a loved one. Drawing on her brother's newly discovered Jewish faith during his long illness, as well as childhood memories and the sound of his voice, she offers a heartbreaking meditation on grief and remembrance.
"This book, like a friend, comes to enlighten and console its every reader."
—James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword
"Hershman feels her way through individual and family memory, philosophy, history, religion, and psychology into realms I haven't been to before, and leaves a loving record of their lives so potent that she made me grieve for people I've never met."
—Rosellen Brown, author of Half a Heart
"A passionate meditation on the sound of others' voices. . . . If the book weren't so beautifully written, it would be almost too painful to read."
—Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
"It struggles with silence but it exhales lifeaffirming sound."
—Cynthia Dettelbach, Cleveland Jewish News
About Marcie Hershman
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Published April 13, 2001
by Beacon Press.
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