Half in Love

Half in Love

Surviving the Legacy of Suicide : A Memoir

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Baker & Taylor
Reveals how, as the daughter of the poet Anne Sexton, the author comes to deal with her mother's life and suicide, and with the support of her family, therapy, and medication, is able to control her biploar disorder and her own suicidal tendencies.

Perseus Publishing
After the agony of witnessing her mother’s multiple?and ultimately successful?suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression. Here, with powerful, unsparing prose, Sexton conveys her urgent need to escape the legacy of suicide that consumed her family?a topic rarely explored, even today, in such poignant depth.

Linda Gray Sexton tries multiple times to kill herself?even though as a daughter, sister, wife, and most importantly, a mother, she knows the pain her act would cause. But unlike her mother’s story, Linda’s is ultimately one of triumph. Through the help of family, therapy, and medicine, she confronts deep-seated issues and curbs the haunting cycle of suicide she once seemed destined to inherit.


Blackwell Publishing
After the agony of witnessing her mother’s multiple—and ultimately successful—suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression. Here, with powerful, unsparing prose, Sexton conveys her urgent need to escape the legacy of suicide that consumed her family—a topic rarely explored, even today, in such poignant depth.

Linda Gray Sexton tries multiple times to kill herself—even though as a daughter, sister, wife, and most importantly, a mother, she knows the pain her act would cause. But unlike her mother’s story, Linda’s is ultimately one of triumph. Through the help of family, therapy, and medicine, she confronts deep-seated issues and curbs the haunting cycle of suicide she once seemed destined to inherit.


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& Taylor

The daughter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton reveals how, after witnessing her mother's multiple--and ultimately successful--suicide attempts, she grew up to inherit her mother's grim legacy, trying to take her own life, until family, therapy and medicine joined together to give her a new lease on life. By the author of Searching for Mercy Street.

Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Counterpoint Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781582437187
1582437181
Branch Call Number: Biography Se911s
Characteristics: xiii, 320 p. ; 24 cm

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