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Grief is for people / Sloane Crosley.

Crosley, Sloane, (author.).


"How do we live without the ones we love? "Grief Is for People" is a deeply moving and suspenseful portrait of friendship, and a book about loss that is profuse with life. Sloane Crosley is one of our most renowned observers of contemporary behavior, and now the pathos that has been ever present in her trademark wit is on full display. After the pain and confusion of losing her closest friend to suicide, Crosley looks for answers in philosophy and art, hoping for a framework more useful than the unavoidable stages of grief. For most of her adult life, Sloane and Russell worked together and played together as they navigated the corridors of office life, the literary world, and the dramatic cultural shifts in New York City. One day, Sloane's apartment is broken into. Along with her most prized possessions, the thief makes off with her sense of security, leaving a mystery in its place. When Russell dies exactly one month later, his suicide propels Sloane on a wild quest to right the unrightable, to explore what constitutes family and possession as the city itself faces the staggering toll of the pandemic."-- Jacket cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374609849
  • ISBN: 0374609845
  • Physical Description: 191 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Don't let me keep you (denial) -- Object permanence (bargaining) -- Kids of all ages (anger). Act 1: Shangri-La ; Act 2: Purgatory ; Act 3: The descent -- Do the monkeys miss us? (depression) -- The vertical Earth (afterward).
Subject: Loss (Psychology)
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 12 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 2 current holds with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 155.93 CRO (Text) 38256101914400 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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