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Linda Gray Sexton and
Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

Linda Gray Sexton and
Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

Imagine being the daughter of America’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton. The innate writing talent, the lesson skills taught, (see Passing It Along), and the absolute love of words shared. Now, on the other hand, consider growing up as Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) and being raised by this publicly revered mother who suffered from severe depression, alcoholism, and suicide attempts that required stays in mental…

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Guest Linda Gray Sexton on Passing It Along

Guest Linda Gray Sexton on Passing It Along

[Although Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) is more than familiar with inherited traits — as her latest memoir Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide profoundly showcases –, she is also well-acquainted with the gifts we receive from others. In today’s guest post, the memoirist/novelist writes about shared talents and cherished experiences that have enriched her life.] Passing It Along I am always struck by…

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The Revealing of Linda Gray Sexton

The Revealing of Linda Gray Sexton

Novelist/Memoirist Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) celebrates the release of her latest memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide, as she celebrates her triumph of life. Linda describes the memoir in her own words: The book is about struggling with the cycle of suicide that ran through my family and how I came to terms with it, understanding at last this mental illness and…

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