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December Narrative Medicine Rounds with Adina Talve-Goodman

"Your Hearts, Your Scars by Adina Talve - Goodman" 

a reading and discussion with Sarika Talve -Goodman

We are pleased to welcome back to our community Sarika Talve-Goodman, literary scholar, and somatic psychotherapist, who will join us for a discussion of her sister Adina Talve-Goodman's book, "Your Hearts, Your Scars." 

Adina Talve-Goodman was born with a congenital heart condition and survived multiple operations over the course of her childhood, including a heart transplant at age nineteen.  In the posthumously published, "Your Hearts, Your Scars," she tells the story of her chronic illness and her search for meaning and love, never forgetting that her adult life is tied to the loss of another person—the donor of her transplanted heart.  Kirkus reviews described the book as a "collaborative effort 'made out of love and grief'", edited by the author's sister Sarika Talve-Goodman and novelist Hannah Tinti, and mixing creative nonfiction, memoir, and critical theory.  The books show how [Talve-Goodman] transformed her physical limitations into an outward source of strength, and her vividly drawn essays effectively enlighten and educate."

Side by Side of Book Cover and Headshot of Guest Speaker

Additional Speakers

Maura Spiegel, PhD