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Claire Bidwell Smith

Claire Bidwell Smith

Decatur Library Auditoriium

January 8, 2013, 7:15 P.M.

In her astonishingly accomplished debut book, ”The Rules of Inheritance,” Claire Bidwell Smith writes ”a powerful and searingly honest memoir” about a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process. It is about her own life: a profoundly personal account of her parent’s death when she was but 14 and her remarkable coming-of-age story. Written with suspense and style, her book examines the tragedy she faced and also how she coped with her grief and came to better understand her own role. The author is an experienced counselor who specializes in grief and is beginning a series of workshops around that subject. We will have copies of her beautiful memoir for sale and signing at this event.