Indies Introduce


  • Once More We Saw Stars, Jayson Greene
    Knopf, 9781524733537, May 14, 2019 (Non-Fiction)


    “I don’t suppose any of us need to be reminded that the world can be brutally unfair. Nevertheless, Jayson Greene’s exquisitely moving memoir of his two-year-old daughter’s death brings us freshly face-to-face with unimaginable loss and grief. This is an emotionally raw work that finds its way through grief to remake something like a life worth living again.”

    Brian Lampkin, Scuppernong Books (Greensboro, NC)


    “How do you read a book that is this devastatingly sad, but you want everyone you know to read it? Jayson Greene’s story will fracture you. But his enduring love and hope will carry you through this tragedy of such tremendous loss. Once More We Saw Stars rips your heart out but puts it back in better for having read it.”

    Julie Slavinsky, Warwick’s (La Jolla, CA)


    “There’s a word Jayson Greene uses a handful of times in Once More We Saw Stars: ghastly. The accident that killed his daughter—the subject of this memoir—is ghastly, indeed, yet out of his unfathomable loss has come this beautiful, devastating book. Here is a story of sudden tragedy, boundless grief, an enduring marriage, and persuasive hope. Not since Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World has a parent written about a young child’s death with such wisdom, grace, and insight. Once More We Saw Stars is stunning, and readers will be changed.”

    Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop (Washington, DC)

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