The Pharmacist's Mate

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McSweeney's Books, 2001 - Fiction - 86 pages
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Fusselman's first book weaves surprising beauty out of diverse strands: death and sea shanties, guns and artifical insemination, World War II and AC/DC. Highly personal but always engaging, this book reveals the humor and beauty throughout Fusselman's grief following her father's death. Original cover art by Marcel Dzama.

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User Review  - traciolsen - LibraryThing

This is a really beautiful, small book about a woman whose father is dying at the same time she is having a difficult time trying to conceive a child. The heartbreaking-ness is interspersed with ... Read full review

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

The author’s dad had been a Purser-Pharmacist's Mate on a World War II ship. He is now dying of emphysema as the author attempts to become pregnant. Moving back and forth in time between her dad's war ... Read full review

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