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    Linda Gray Sexton Discusses Half In Love: Surviving The Legacy of Suicide

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    March 5, 2012


    Linda Gray Sexton Discusses Half In Love: Surviving The Legacy of Suicide

    As the daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anne Sexton, Linda Gray Sexton witnessed her mother’s struggle with depression and her tragic suicide when Linda was 21 years old. In her new memoir, Half In Love, Linda Gray Sexton conveys with powerful prose her struggle and ultimate triumph over the legacy of suicide that consumed her family.

    "A courageous journey into the dark terrain of remembering, forgiving and healing through telling—a trait that is [Sexton's] birthright." —People Magazine

    "This book looks into the workings of the suicidal mind in a way that isn’t easily forgotten, raising provocative questions about how we approach and treat the severely mentally ill."
     —The New York Times

    “Heartfelt and forthright… this memoir is conciliatory, and fortunately for us, ultimately hopeful… Sexton’s shame and helplessness give way eventually and admirably to redemption and forgiveness.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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