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Losing Tim

(2014)
A Memoir
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Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself. It's not an easy read. But it's a beautiful one. Burroway, a National Book Award nominee, welcomes readers to grieve along with her, while also providing a lens into how soldiers, and military contractors, like her son, are changed by their combat experiences. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, a highly acclaimed volume on PTSD, and a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, comments in the foreword, ''To me, the pain recalls Homer's Iliad, in which, as James Tatum puts it in The Mourner's Song, 'the beauty [of the poetry] is in the killing.''' Praise for Losing Tim: ''This book is both an elegy and a call to action by one of our finest writers, who addresses us from the deepest place imaginable in a voice that is loving, memorable and overflowing with generosity.''
--Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of The Heart is an Instrument: Portraits in Journalism ''This book brings a piercing clarity to what it means to lose, to grieve, to give everything, and to love.''
--Marya Hornbacher, Pulitzer Prize nominee, author of Madness: A Bipolar Life ''I cannot express my gratitude to Ms. Burroway for writing this soul-searching book, a comfort to no one yet a blessing for all.''
--Bob Shacochis, National Book Award winner, author of The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

    

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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Losing Tim: A Memoir
Author(s): Janet Burroway
ISBN: 0-9892352-3-8 / 978-0-9892352-3-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Think Piece Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Losing Tim: The Life and Death of an American Contractor in Iraq
Author(s): Janet Burroway
Publisher: Think Piece Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   



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