Linda Gray Sexton

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Linda Gray Sexton (born July 21, 1953) is an American writer. She was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the elder daughter of poet Anne Sexton and Alfred Muller "Kayo" Sexton.[1] In 1994, she wrote her memoirs of growing up with her mother, Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton. She has also written several novels and edited posthumous editions of her mother's works.[2] She has written a new memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide, published in January 2011, about which Erica Jong has written "Linda Sexton’s beautiful book is a cry for health and sanity. It will bring hope and understanding because it explains the way suicide blights families from generation to generation.”

Bibliography[edit]

  • Between Two Worlds: Young Women in Crisis (1979) [non-fiction]
  • Rituals (1983) [novel]
  • Points of Light: A Novel (1988)
  • Mirror Images (1990)[novel]
  • Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters (with Lois Ames, 1992)
  • Private Acts (1993)[novel]
  • Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton (1994) [memoir]
  • Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide (2011) [memoir]
  • Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair With Thirty-Eight Dalmatians (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sexton (2004) p. 22
  2. ^ Kakutani (14 October 1994)

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