Writing

 

“Remarkable, uncompromising and full of intelligence and insight. Gabriel has done a great service in probing social attitudes and describing the intricate, often unspoken negotiations between the sick and the well.” Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall

“Gabriel writes with stunning precision. Her fear and bravery are palpable.” Robin Romm, author of ‘The Mercy Papers’

“Vivid and tense, at once raw and stylish, Eating Pomegranates brings the reader very close – for some readers unbearably close – to reality – devastatingly intimate.” John Carey, author of ‘What Good Are the Arts?’

“To say that Eating Pomegranates is beautifully written is to understate: it has a psalmic quality.” The Independent (UK)

“Irreverent and tremendously moving… Gabriel handles heartbreaking issues frankly and with grace in this vigorously composed memoir.” Publishers Weekly

“A literary triumph.” Library Journal (Starred Review)“A heart-rending book…. written in real time, with a tone that moves from anger and bitterness… through to peaceful acceptance.” The Observer

“With grace and equanimity, Gabriel reveals how a disease can ravage families and force mothers and daughters to reevaluate their lives and question their futures.” Library Journal, Best Books of 2010

Excerpt in the NY Times