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Jeff Porter, author of Planet Claire, in conversation with Meghan Daum - a virtual Boswell event
From Jeff Porter, coeditor of Understanding the essay comes PLANET CLAIRE: Suite for Cello and Sad-Eyed Lovers, the second entry in Ann Hood's Gracie Bell imprint, focusing on grief and loss.

Planet Claire is the story of the untimely death of the author's wife and a candid account of the following year of madness and grief. With Claire's death, Jeff Porter tries to imagine life without her but struggles with the bewilderment that follows. The grief is crushing, her death the psychological equivalent of Pearl Harbor.

While recalling A Grief Observed and A Year of Magical Thinking, Planet Claire is also is also playful, quirky, and self-ironic in a way that challenges the genre's traditional solemnity.

Meghan Daum writes: "Planet Claire left me awestruck. I don't know how he did it, but on every page of this incredible book, Jeff Porter manages to convey devastating sadness while also being delightful company." Jeff Porter will be in conversation with Meghan Daum for this event.

Purchase your copy of Planet Claire at for 10% off the list price through January 28. Please note that copies of Planet Claire will be autographed. We may be able to take personalization requests - details to come.

Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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