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Loving Rachel: A Family's Journey from Grief Paperback – October 1, 2007

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"This is a story of courageous love that rises above misfortune; of parental love, immeasurably patient, hopeful, buoyant; of marital love that is tested, stretched and strengthened through adversity. . . . Parents of disabled children, or any parents for that matter, will find this an inspiring tale."--New York Times Book Review

“Compelling. . . . An absorbing family drama that is real and wrenching. . . . Straightforward and affecting. . . . Bernstein’s writing is intense and evocative.”  --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"...a probing meditation on why we care for our kin."  --Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Jane Bernstein, a professor of English and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University, is the author of Rachel in the World: A Memoir, Bereft--A Sister's Story, and other books. For more, visit 
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Illinois Press (October 1, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0252074831
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0252074837
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.08 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.7 x 9.25 inches
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Jane Bernstein’s most recent books are The Face Tells the Secret, her fifth book for adults, and Gina from Siberia, her first book for children, cowritten with her daughter, Charlotte Glynn. She is a lapsed screenwriter, and an avid essayist, whose recent story, “Still Running,” was chosen for Best American Sports Writing 2018. Jane’s grants and awards include two National Endowment Fellowships in Creative Writing and a Fulbright Fellowship. She is a professor of English and a faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University. A Brooklyn native, she now lives in Pittsburgh and Manhattan. She loves books, dogs, her family and her friends. You can visit her website to read some of her shorter work.

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