In March, our monthly non-fiction discussion will discuss In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom. Listed as one of the Best Non-Fiction books of 2022 by Time Magazine and others, Bloom's work relates how she and her husband Brian are forced to confront the truth of an Alzheimer's diagnosis and its impact on the future they had envisioned, Brian was determined to die on his feet, not live on his knees. Supporting each other in their last journey together, Brian and Amy made the unimaginably difficult and painful decision to go to Dignitas, an organization based in Switzerland that empowers a person to end their own life with dignity and peace. In this heartbreaking and surprising memoir, Bloom sheds light on a part of life we so often shy away from discussing--its ending. Written in Bloom's captivating, insightful voice and with her trademark wit and candor, In Love is an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love.
Find the book in the Vernon Area Library catalog. (Vernon Area Library card required). Additional copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders via Interlibrary Loan (while supplies last) at the Adult Reference Desk after December 15th; registration required.
Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.
This event takes place on Zoom. Meeting format allows the group to interact with one another. Cameras are optional. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to join the event.