Small Pieces: A Memoir of Loss and Consolation (Paperback)
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Small Pieces: A Memoir of Loss and Consolation (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/02/2018
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The suicide of Joanne Limburg's beloved brother Julian left her shattered. When her mother dies too, Joanne pulls herself from the depths of grief by embarking on a journey of salvage, collecting up those scattered fragments of memory from her childhood. With love, wit and wisdom, she begins piecing together a bright mosaic of a brother that left her behind, and of a family coloured by the conflicting influences of literature, science and religion.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786492326
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Small Pieces is beautiful, incredibly moving and, at times, extremely funny. -- Christina Patterson * Guardian *
Gripping, heart-breaking, challenging - this memoir about a family in crisis is a must-read. * Sophie Hannah *
Talented and thoughtful * Hilary Mantel on Joanne Limburg *
With startling insight and humour, she weighs the peculiar burdens and joys of family and faith. * Marina Benjamin *
powerful memoir... a courageous piece of work and a valuable contribution to our understanding of mental health issues, and indeed suicide. * Jewish Chronicle *
Touching... Joanne describes the events surrounding the deaths of her brother and mother with extreme pathos. * Jewish Telegraph *
Can a writer be too honest? At times you want to close this book to protect its subject. -- Hilary Mantel * Guardian on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *
Sharply self-aware... An articulate guide to the workings of the tormented mind. * Daily Telegraph on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *
A painstaking account of life dominated by debilitating anxiety... Exceptional... [with] rare poetic insight, her candid narrative evokes both pity and admiration. * Metro on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *
[Limburg] brings the clear, unsentimental poet's eye to her personal history... Moving and compelling, full of dark humour and insight. * Sunday Business Post on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *
Judicious and elegant, lucid and spry, Joanne Limburg uses her uncommon gifts to anatomise an all-too-common disorder. She brings a sort of glee to the process: for all the unhappiness she describes, this remains a joyous read. * Kate Clanchy on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *
Brave, witty, intelligent, wise, and honest, it is the story of a lifelong battle with neurosis, but it transcends pathology, uncovering the extraordinary underside of all our 'ordinary' consciousness. Her unremitting candour liberates us all. * Raymond Tallis on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH *

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