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LAST THINGS
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love
Illustrated by Marissa Moss 176p Conari May 2017
pb $27.95
ISBN 9781573246989

School Library Journal

This graphic novel follows one family’s struggle withALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Harvey, a university professor, enjoys travelingand has a loving wife and three sons. He typically takes charge of things athome, but when he is diagnosed with ALS, life changes dramatically foreveryone. Though the story is told from the point of view of Harvey’s wife(Moss), who becomes his primary caretaker while juggling work and childcare,readers gain tremendous insight into how everyone, including extended familymembers, deals with the diagnosis. Moss’s illustrations convey the intensity ofthe decisions and occurrences, painting a picture of this trauma that wordsalone cannot. Additional graphics, such as charts and lists, shed light on thereality of life with ALS.

VERDICT Avaluable offering for anyone preparing for or coping with the loss of a familymember to disease.–AprilSanders, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL


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