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Georgia Blain’s ‘The Museum of Words’

‘Blain notes that, with this book, she joins Cory Taylor (Dying: A Memoir) and Jenny Diski (In Gratitude) in an emerging subgenre of the illness memoir. Despite this grim context, the overwhelming tone of The Museum of Words is anticipatory nostalgia. It is a passionate, piercingly observed farewell to what Blain...

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