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Martha Cooley joins us for the hour. She is author of the memoir “Guesswork: A Reckoning With Loss.”

Martha Cooley joins us for the hour. She is author of the memoir “Guesswork: A Reckoning With Loss.”

Having lost eight friends in ten years , Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband. There, in a rural paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines a question both easily evaded and unavoidable: mortality. How do we grieve? How do we go on drinking our morning coffee, loving our life partners, stumbling through a world of such confusing, exquisite beauty? Linking the essays is Cooley’s escalating understanding of

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