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In Love

A Memoir of Love and Loss

by Amy Bloom

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In Love by Amy Bloom
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    Mar 2022, 240 pages

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    Feb 21, 2023, 240 pages

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A heartfelt memoir about choosing death with dignity.

Winner: 2022 Best Nonfiction Award.
In 2019, author Amy Bloom and her husband of 12 years, Brian Ameche, received life-altering news: a neurologist diagnosed Ameche with Alzheimer's disease. Although he'd been experiencing symptoms for years, Ameche's cognitive decline was still at the mild stage, enabling him to fully understand his predicament. He knew the disease was degenerative and debilitating, and he made it clear that he had no desire to spend his last years gradually losing his memories and sense of self. Bloom agreed to help him find a way to end his life early, and her memoir, In Love, describes their experiences during the months between the diagnosis and her husband's death.

Bloom quickly discovers their options are limited. They discuss methods of suicide they could accomplish themselves, but Ameche doesn't think those will work for him. They investigate physician-...

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