“Describing how an enterprising and committed couple invest their life savings in establishing the one and only animal rehabilitation center and sanctuary in the Northern Cape at the time,
“Safe to say that of all the loves of her life, men’s hats tend to rise to the top of Ms.
“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.
“. . . it is clear, as stated on her biography page, that Ms.
“Perhaps there was something buried in this memoir that I kept missing, something that I kept searching for in vain. It may be buried somewhere . . .”
“The push-pull of Ms. Bijan’s relationship with her parents during their grief as she came of age will feel familiar to many readers, but the details of Ms. Bijan’s life will not. . . .
“Kayak Morning might be described as a literary stream of consciousness that is both poetic and poignant.”
“This is a book for all women. For those who are mothers and for those who are not.”
“Life in a war zone inevitably changes a person. . . . Ms. di Giovanni deserves much credit for her ability to shift between the two worlds and still maintain her equilibrium.
“. . . one of the joys of Roger Ebert’s writing [is that]: He invites the reader to participate. . . . [a] stunning memoir.”
Twin is not just Allen Shawn’s story. It serves as a guideline for any person who faces a succession of losses in his life.
According to his only child, Christopher, William F.