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Brian Ameche was not going to endure the “long goodbye” of Alzheimer’s disease when he received the diagnosis in 2019. With the help of his wife, writer Amy Bloom, he decided to end his life on his own terms, through a nonprofit that offers access to assisted dying in Switzerland. In the loving, tender, and at times painful In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss, Bloom brings the reader through the surreal and agonizing experience of supporting your spouse through death. It’s a gorgeous memoir about the surprising strengths and bonds of marriage. —Mahita Gajanan

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