San Francisco Chronicle – July 22 – by Jeff Baker – “Who wouldn’t want to keep reading?”

Judith Freeman uses a famous quote from Czeslaw Milosz on the last page of her new memoir, “The Latter Days”: “When a writer is born into a family,” Milosz said, “the family is finished.”

It’s tempting to buy into such literary fatalism after reading Freeman’s account of her life as a stylish young rebel in a strict Mormon household, but she doesn’t think it tells the whole story.

“Is it the family that’s really finished or simply the writer’s place in it?” Freeman writes. “Could a family still be a family with parts missing?”

The short answer is yes…

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