This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it. Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.
From before her mother’s first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing — but also often funny — details. She shares the important post-death firsts, such as celebrating holidays without her mom and the sting of having the “I’ve got to tell Mom about this” instinct and not being able to act on it.
We think this book might comfort someone who has to celebrate Mother’s Day without their mom.
Hardcover. 208 pages.