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Once More We Saw Stars

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Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
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May 12, 2020 | ISBN 9780525435341

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“A miracle. . . . A narrative of grief and acceptance that is compulsively readable and never self-indulgent.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A masterful literary performance. . . . Greene offers a raw, luminous portrait of suffering and partial healing. . . . [A] beautiful, devastating book.” —The Boston Globe

“[Greene] writes gorgeously. . . . A valuable addition to the literature of grief.” —The Washington Post

“Masterful and compassionate. . . . An intensely moving, life-affirming story.” —Rolling Stone

 “[A] melodic, sensitive tribute. . . . [Greene’s] emotionally transparent story resonates not just for the intense sadness at its core, but also its implicit message of perseverance.” —Entertainment Weekly

“What sets [this] memoir apart is [Greene’s] ability to illuminate the mundane moments that become surreal in the midst of trauma and tragedy. . . . Once More We Saw Stars offers glimpses of humor, light and love amid the loss.” —Time

“Anyone who has lost someone can find themselves in here. . . . Greene peels the skin right back on painfully intimate truths, and lets the air at something visceral in a way that many writers on death fail to do. The result is a grief memoir of rare . . . honesty.” —The Irish Times

“This minutely observed memoir will surely be helpful to other people whose world changes in an instant. Greene, a journalist, never flinches from his distress and is not ashamed to describe himself as he truly is as he struggles to carry on in a world where [his daughter] no longer exists.” —The Times (London)

“Heart-wrenching yet life-affirming. . . . An amazing and inspirational exploration on the meaning of grief and the interconnectedness of love and loss.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Compassionate and sensitively told, Greene’s story accomplishes an exceptionally difficult feat: transforming tragedy into both a spiritual journey and a celebration of wonder. . . . A poignantly uplifting memoir of moving forward after terrible loss.” —Kirkus Reviews

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