A memoir that won’t let you down

By Shelley Tougas

Hanel_LastOnes coverRachael’s memoir We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down confronts her relationship with death and exposes the difficulty people have with grief, not just the raw, throbbing ache of loss, but knowing how to grieve. A gravedigger’s daughter, Rachael is surrounded by stories of death and witness to grieving. But her childhood doesn’t prepare her to cope with her own losses. You’ll be swept into midwestern, small-town life when you open the pages.

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Part Two.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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