“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 . . .”
“. . . it is clear, as stated on her biography page, that Ms.
“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.