November 29, 2021 8:15 AM EST

In Seeing Ghosts, Kat Chow grapples with how her family’s shared grief after the deaths of her mother and brother follows in a long legacy of loss that has materialized in many forms both tangible and visceral, from the loss of loved ones and memories to the loss of identity and culture. To illustrate these layered forms of grief, Chow takes readers on an unforgettable journey that spans three generations and four countries, culminating in a gorgeous and self-reflective meditation on how losing the ones we love can change the course of our lives.

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