This book is a marvel...connecting each of us to our own sense of loss, even if we did not lose our parents tragically and suddenly. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by neagirl
Winner of a Lambda Literary Award, Barrington's memoir chronicles the years after the deaths of her parents during a cruise ship tragedy. Read morePublished on July 4, 2001 by "blissengine"
This book is cause for celebration. Judith Barrington writes with refreshing honesty and emotion, and she doesn't take any shortcuts or easy-outs when it comes to dealing with... Read morePublished on April 5, 2001 by Joy Collman
On December 24, 1963, during a Christmas voyage to the Canary Island, the cruise ship Lakonia, three days out of Southampton, caught fire. Read morePublished on July 3, 2000 by Midwest Book Review
I read Lifesaving - actually, it feels truer to say I went with Barrington to Spain, to her nineteen-year-old life, where I spent the weekend with her, mesmerized and attentive to... Read morePublished on June 7, 2000 by Mary Forst
In this memoir, the author describes her reaction to the tragic drowning of her parents when she was 19 and sticks to this theme, even when it means jumping ahead by many years to... Read morePublished on May 13, 2000
As a memoir, this doesn't hold together very well. Yet the writing style is strong, and there are sections that are intensely interesting. Read morePublished on April 19, 2000