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From the Publisher“Remarkable, uncompromising and full of intelligence and insight. Gabriel has done a great service in probing social attitudes and in describing the intricate, often unspoken negotiations between the sick and the well.”
Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall
“Gabriel writes with stunning precision. Her fear and bravery is palpable.”
Robin Romm, author of The Mercy Papers
"Vivid and tense, at once raw and stylish, Eating Pomegranates brings the reader very close—for some readers unbearably close—to reality . . . devastatingly intimate."
John Carey, author of What Good Are the Arts?
“A literary triumph.” Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Gabriel shares an estimable gift for memoir and introspection in this forceful account... Raw grace is in evidence here as Gabriel lives to speak to realities to which all too many women can relate.” Booklist (Starred Review)
“Irreverent and tremendously moving… Gabriel handles heartbreaking issues frankly and with grace in this vigorously composed memoir.” Publishers Weekly
“Gabriel tells her story in a bell-clear voice... her fury at curcumstance is aching and voluminous." Kirkus Reviews
"In this fiercely emotional memoir, Gabriel blends the story of her personal medical odyssey with the history of the disease." MORE Magazine
“A very brave book. Gabriel is an astute writer with a keen eye for the telling detail." The Daily Mail (London)
"To say that Eating Pomegranates is beautifully written is to understate: it has a psalmic quality." The Independent (U.K.)