PLACES IN THE BONE
In a series of unflinching vignettes laced with heartbreak and often with humor, Places in the Bone gives an unforgettable account of loss and survival, childhood secrets banished from memory, and the will of language to retrieve the missing parts of oneself and one’s past. More than a story of personal loss, the memoir moves us with its humanity, its unnerving wit, and its defiant faith.
Often beautiful . . . [the book] reads like a skier on a slalom course full of jigs, jags and quick jumps that capture a good amount of the fine surprises and sudden disasters in [Dine's] life.
. . . a startlingly honest exploration . . . [Dine] comes to a crucial understanding of how writing gives her ownership over her life.
In this powerful memoir, poet Dine reflects . . . on how disease is just one aspect of a life worth living.