Last night I read Ghosts, a YA graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. I couldn't find my own book. My kids have read Ghosts so many times, its spine folds soft and easy like a tortilla. (Avoid composing similes when hungry.)

Today I'm reading The Hot One (I found my book!), a true-crime-meets-memoir by Carolyn Murnick. I'm interviewing Murnick next week for Spine.

Nothing outside — not blurbs, not cover design — suggested I'd find something similar inside these books, but I have. Both examine the ways the death (past and future) of a loved one changes the people left behind. Narrative serendipity! 

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