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    The Rules of Inheritance (Hardback) By (author) Claire Bidwell Smith


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    DescriptionA 2012 Books for a Better Life nominee A resonant memoir of the ways untimely good-byes echo through the years by a writer who has considered every nuance of grief. At age fourteen, Claire Bidwell Smith-an only child- learned that both of her parents had cancer. The fear of becoming a family of one before she came of age compels Claire to make a series of fraught choices, set against the glittering backdrop of New York and Los Angeles - and the pall of regret. When the inevitable happens, and Claire is alone in the world, she is inconsolable at the revelation that suddenly she is no one's special person. It is only when Claire eventually falls in love, marries, and becomes a mother that she emerges from the fog of grief. Defying a conventional framework, this story is told using the five stages of grief as a window into Smith's experience. As in the very best memoirs, the author's powerful and exquisite writing renders personal events into universal experience.

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    The Rules of Inheritance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire Bidwell Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 549 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594630880
    ISBN 10: 1594630887

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
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    LC classification: RC265.6 .S647 2012
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    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1
    Hudson Street Press
    Imprint name
    Hudson Street Press
    Publication date
    02 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Claire Bidwell Smith is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. She writes for "The Huffington Post, Blackbook, Yoga Journal, Chicago Public Radio," and the award-winning blog clairebidwellsmith.com.
    Review quote
    "Forget everything you think you know about grief. Smith's memoir is the most honest book I've ever read about how loss unmoors, challenges and changes you, written in prose so exquisite it could be poetry. Dazzlingly brave and absolutely true." -Caroline Leavitt, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Pictures of You "