Washington University in St. Louis

Grief and Memoir: Writing about the Tough Stuff

Grief and Memoir: Writing about the Tough Stuff

Today, we consider the memoir. Kathleen Finneran, a writer in residence at Washington University in St. Louis, talks about her memoir "The Tender Land: A Family Love Story," which focuses on her family and how their lives were altered by the suicide of her younger brother. She considers how writing the book affected her grieving process and chronicles her family's surprising reaction to the book. This interview was first released in the summer of 2014 as "Family Histories."

Duration: 14 min

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