Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Beginning: All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning by Miriam Weinstein



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"Shouldn't it be heating up by now?" I stood in my friend Mitch's kitchen one brisk autumn evening denying, against all evidence, that my coffee pit was dying.

-- from the Prologue: "It's Us Now: Snatched from Life" to All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning by Miriam Weinstein.

Weinstein's collection of essays may be about death, but they are warm, accessible, and touchingly funny. She offers her own reflections and guidance to help with loss and mourning.

All Set for Black, Thanks came out this week. Miriam Weinstein has a series of east coast readings and book events coming up in the next months.

7 comments :

Bev Bouwer said...

I love everything about this book - the title, the cover, the excerpts. It may sound macabre, but we need to have conversations about these things, and I think I'd love this one. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Love that tag line!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Death, as they say, is a fact of life and is bound to touch each and every one of us at some time!

For me, it should never be the taboo subject, many of the elder generation have made it and luckily successive generations are beginning to break the vow of silence and are able to discuss death and dying, with the maturity and thought it deserves.

"It's Us Now: Snatched from Life" is such a great opening title.

I hope that you take away something from having read this book and thatnks for sharing :)

Yvonne

proseandkahn said...

This collection would interest me. Thanks!

brenda

Stormi Johnson said...

Hope you enjoy your read! :)

guiltless reader said...

This sounds really interesting. "A New Look for Mourning" sounds positively gothicy and naughty!

Stacey Schneller said...

Sounds great. Hope you enjoy it
Happy reading.

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