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Stitches: A Memoir

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by David Small

Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009:ReadingStitchesmay feel unexpectedly familiar. Not in the details of its story--which is David Small's harrowing account of growing up under the watchless eyes of parents who gave him cancer (his radiologist … see full wiki

Author: David Small
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
2 reviews about Stitches: A Memoir
review by . June 11, 2010
Good thing I was on vacation when I received the news that my book club, the indomitable Book Mavens, was going to have a special luncheon with David Small and his writer wife, Sarah Stewart, in their hometown of Mendon, Michigan. Wonderful! I would have an opportunity to feature the author/illustrator in the Summer 2010 Issue of The Smoking Poet. First, however, I must get my hands on Stitches ...    Vacation, off the clock. I wandered into the first, eclectic little book store, …
review by . September 19, 2009
David Small's Stitches is a strange beast. Equally engrossing and fleeting, the memoir provides an intriguing reading experience that's a little hard to get a grasp on. The narrative fumbles a bit, tripping over some very interesting familial anecdotes on the way to examining the crux of the story, the operation that both took Small's voice and gave him his freedom. In fact the book is rife with dual natures, in the art, the pacing, and the plot.    Small's artwork is very powerful. …
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