LEAVITT, Sarah




Author Tags: Graphic Novel, Health

Sarah Leavitt writes both prose and comics. Her writing has appeared in Geist, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Review, The Georgia Straight and Xtra West. Leavitt has written short documentaries for Definitely Not the Opera on CBC Radio, and her non-fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Nobody’s Mother (Heritage 2006) and Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent State University Press 2009). She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC.

Tangles: A story about Alzheimer's, my mother and me (Freehand 2010 $23.96) is her first book.

Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother and Me (Freehand $23.96)
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Sarah Leavitt’s graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother and Me (Freehand $23.96) tells the story of her mother developing Alzheimer’s and her family’s emotional reactions that ranged from shock, denial, anger, frustration to hope. The family manages to find moments of happiness that reveal the poignant bonds between mother and daughter. Sarah Leavitt’s non-fiction has appeared in Nobody’s Mother (Heritage 2006) and Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent State University Press 2009). Tangles is the first graphic narrative to be a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize. Tangles was also nominated for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. 978-1-55111-117-9

[BCBW 2011]