WilmU Book Club

October 2023  |  In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023
12 p.m. ET

Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni are all welcome!

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Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of "In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss" by Amy Bloom. This powerful memoir by New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom is an illuminating story of two people whose love leads them to find a courageous way to part--and of a woman's struggle to go forward in the face of loss. (Taken directly from “In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss” by Amy Bloom.)

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In January 2020, Amy Bloom travelled with her husband Brian to Switzerland, where he was helped by Dignitas to end his life while Amy sat with him and held his hand. Brian was terminally ill and for the last year of his life Amy had struggled to find a way to support his wish to take control of his death, to not submerge 'into the darkness of an expiring existence'.

Written with piercing insight and wit, In Love is Bloom's intimate, authentic and startling account of losing Brian, first slowly to the disease of Alzheimer's, and then on becoming a widow. It charts the anxiety and pain of the process that led them to Dignitas, while never avoiding the complex ethical problems that are raised by assisted death. A poignant love letter to Bloom's husband and a passionate outpouring of grief, In Love reaffirms the power and value of human relationships.


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