Shirley Hershey Showalter is the author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. She blogs on her website.
Great Writers at the End
Even in the secular imagination, dying has become a vocation.
A review of Mary Karr
Honestly facing the conflict of self with self—and choosing words that reveal its particular manifestations in one life—is hard, hard work.
Kaethe Schwehn's memoir of loss, quest, and initiation begins by introducing the special spiritual geography of Holden Village.
A True Story About Life
Erika Hayasaki, having reported on a succession of traumatic events, read about a popular university class on death. She decided to enroll.
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