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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

April 26th 2017:Once We Were Sisters

When you watch someone you love live, and ultimately die, in an abusive relationship, how does it shape your own life? Sheila Kohler's sister was her childhood friend, her confidante. Living parallel lives, her sister Maxine staying in South Africa and Sheila traveling the world. But Maxine's death propelled Sheila towards a turning point. Sheila could see that accepting the abuse in her relationship had led to Maxine's death. Finding a resolve to make her own life what she wanted it to be, Sheila turned towards the things she needed to change, creating the kind of life she truly wanted to liv

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Sheila Kohler

Sheila Kohler is the author of ten novels, three volumes of short fiction, a memoir, and many essays. Her most recent novel is “Dreaming for Freud,” (Penguin) based on the Dora case. Her memoir “Once we were sisters” is just out with Penguin as well as Canongate in England. She has won numerous prizes including the O.Henry twice and been included in Best American Short Stories most recently in 2013. Her work has been published in thirteen countries. She has taught at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Bennington and at Princeton since 2007. Her novel, “Cracks” was made into a film with directors Jordan and Ridley Scott with Eva Green playing Miss G. You can find her blog at Psychology
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 20/10/2017 05:00 20/10/2017 06:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones When you watch someone you love live, and ultimately die, in an abusive relationship, how does it shape your own life? Sheila Kohler's sister was her childhood friend, her confidante. Living parallel lives, her sister Maxine staying in South Africa and Sheila traveling the world. But Maxine's death propelled Sheila towards a turning point. Sheila could see that accepting the abuse in her relationship had led to Maxine's death. Finding a resolve to make her own life what she wanted it to be, Sheila turned towards the things she needed to change, creating the kind of life she truly wanted to live. Becoming a novelist, she told the story of her sister in story after story, Maxine always the main character. And over time, she gathered her resolve to tell the story of the loss itself in her memoir, Once We Were Sisters. What questions remain that will never be answered? And how does the impact of Maxine's death continue to unfold in Sheila's life? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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