Bigger than Life : A Murder, a Memoir Paperback / softback
by Dinah Lenney
Part of the American Lives series
Nelson Gross led an outsized life-one in which he played many roles: father, brother, husband, politician, entrepreneur.
When he was killed by a couple of teenagers in a botched abduction and robbery, the murder shook his family in predictable and terrible ways.
For his daughter, Dinah Lenney, the parent of her own young children, the loss sparked a self-reckoning that led to this book, which is both a meditation on grief and a coming of age story.
By turns funny and sad, frustrating and fulfilling, her candid memoir conducts readers through marriage and divorce, blended and broken families-and, finally, the kinds of conflict that infect the best of us under the best of circumstances.
In the end, Lenney leaves us with the sense that in spite of extraordinary events-as with most families-it is mutual forgiveness and love that lead us to empathy, acceptance, and the will to carry on.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780803232679
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