Friday, May 13, 2011

"History Of A Suicide--My Sister's Unfinished Life" by Jill Bialosky

History Of A Suicide—My Sister's Unfinished Life by Jill Bialosky tells the story of how Jill is dealing with the suicide of her sister, Kim. It's a lot more than that though. It also tells of Jill's own struggles of having two children die during childbirth and of their mom who blames herself and refuses to visit Kim's grave site.

Jill goes to support groups and I found it interesting to read how different families handle the after math of suicides that touched them. Finally, Jill recalls Kim's life and what may have led up to her killing herself.

By no means is this an enjoyable read, but a fascinating story well told.
(Gerard's review)

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3 comments:

  1. I read another review recently on this one. The topic sounds emotionally dark but I definitely want to read it.

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  2. This sounds like a book that I should read--even though it would be a tough read. Thanks for reviewing it.

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  3. A friend of 30+ years just committed suicide. I saw this book at the library and picked it up. Beautiful story of a sister coming to terms with the death of a younger one. She wants to understand what happened and why as a testament to the sister. Nicely done....may not answer all the questions but beautifully written.

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