The Shame of Losing (Paperback)
2019 Washington State Book Awards Finalist in Biography & Memoir
On the morning before Halloween in 2007, Sarah receives a phone call from her husband's arborist colleague: Matt, her spouse of seven years and father of their two small children, has been severely injured by a falling tree branch while working in a neighborhood east of Seattle. Visions of their future go dark as she learns to care for the man she depended on for support. Faced with choices about how to behave through this unexpected journey, she takes as many steps back as she does forward and begins a rite of passage she never imagined.
About the Author
Sarah Cannon grew up in the north-end suburbs of Seattle, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Spanish. She earned her MFA from Goddard College in 2014. Her essays have been featured in The New York Times, Salon.com, Bitch Magazine, and more.