- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & Noble
David Dow has spent much of his adult life confronting the mortality of other. His 2010 word-of-mouth hit (and Discover Great New Writers Nonfiction Award winner) The Autobiography of an Execution told of his determined battles, not always successful, to save death row inmates. In his new book, he writes about death sentences even closer to home; most particularly, the cancer demise of his father-in-law and the terminal illness of his beloved dog. As in prize-winning debut, Things I've Learned from Dying approaches a subject of dark finality with a human sense of caring and a natural poet's unforced touch. Editor's recommendation.