Shivah: A Novel from Memory

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Buy on Amazon Buy on BN.com Buy on Bookshop.org
*This page contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 19 Aug 2022

Talking about this book? Use #ShivahANovelfromMemory #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

When Leah’s mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it becomes clear that there will be no reconciliation with the woman who has played a big and dangerous role in her life. As Leah chronicles her mother’s descent into nothingness, she recreates and reimagines the life of a dynamic, multifaceted, and mercurial woman who struggled with her mental health and who had difficulty navigating the role of wife and mother. With pained honesty tempered by well-exercised empathy, Lisa Solod’s debut novel Shivah: A Novel from Memory connects deeply to the challenges of family and faith, and the potential for growth and peace.

Constructed in seven parts to mimic the seven days of shivah, the Jewish period of mourning wherein the mourners enter the home of the bereaved and sit and pray with them, Shivah is an exploration of difficult family relationships, of mental health, and of negotiating selfhood in the face of adversity.

When Leah’s mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it becomes clear that there will be no reconciliation with the woman who has played a big and dangerous role in her life. As Leah chronicles her...


Available Editions

ISBN 9781938841729
PRICE

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (EPUB)
Send to Kindle (EPUB)
Download (EPUB)

Average rating from 2 members