Leap of Faith Summer 2021 Box: Seeing Ghosts

$50.00
SKU: XLOFGHOSTS

Seeing Ghosts is truly beautiful. A balm. There is such a deep comfort in Kat Chow’s writing, in her remembrance of small things. It is a love song to loss, to family, to the power of writing things down and remembering.”—Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of Red at the Bone

The Loyalty Team is so proud to be using our fourth Leap of Faith Box to celebrate Kat Chow's memoir Seeing Ghosts. At a time of national crisis that is both so large and so personal simultanously, Chow's book focuses our minds on empathy and embodiment, giving grief its full voice and finding joy in the smallest and most intimate of memories. The prose is gorgous and the time spent within this book will change you. Enjoy this book and we hope that the items we have chosen to include help expand your reading experience and bring you some much needed joy! If you purchase the box you will be register to attend our event with Kat in partnership with the DC Public Library! You can purchase this single box below, or subscribe and get an entire year of Leap of Faith starting with this box here

-Hannah + the Loyalty Team 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd like to be stuffed and displayed in Kat's future apartment in order to always watch over her. 

After her mother dies unexpectedly from cancer, Kat, her sisters, and their father are plunged into a debilitating, lonely grief. With a distinct voice that is wry and heartfelt, Kat weaves together a story of the fallout of grief that follows her extended family as they emigrate from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. Seeing Ghosts asks what it means to reclaim and tell your family’s story: Is writing an exorcism or is it its own form of preservation? The result is an extraordinary new contribution to the literature of the American family, and a provocative and transformative meditation on who we become facing loss.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kat Chow is a writer and a journalist. She was previously a reporter at NPR, where she was a founding member of the Code Switch team. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and on Radiolab, among others. She’s one of Pop Culture Happy Hour’s fourth chairs. She’s received a residency fellowship from the Millay Colony and was an inaugural recipient of the Yi Dae Up fellowship at the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. 

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Price: $50.00