Books by Alan Shapiro

VIGIL by Alan Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Has its moments, both sad and profound, but as a memoir of a sister's life and death, it's far outclassed by Richard Stern's 1995 A Sistermony."
Award-wining poet Shapiro, whose first memoir, The Last Happy Occasion (not reviewed) was highly acclaimed, wrenches all he can from this chronicle of his sister's death from breast cancer. Read full book review >