We are called to accompany the bodies we love from birth to death and beyond.
She died in her nurse’s arms.
“If it can’t be happy, make it beautiful.”
Lament and longing can be companions.
My years of experience as an undertaker didn’t make it easier.
I’m the only person he loved the way he loved me.
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It is hard to say what will enamor readers more, the bird calls or the familial ones.
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Amber Scorah’s memoir has a breathless quality that makes it compulsively readable.
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