The Pharmacist’s Mate

2001

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Reviews:

“Ms. Fusselman’s book, brief as it is, affected me deeply. Not only that, the talent displayed therein was somewhat unnerving.”
—Zadie Smith

-‘A memoir [that is] both endearingly eccentric and enduringly innovative”
—Entertainment weekly

“One of the best books about loss I’ve ever read.”
—Rosie O’Donnell

“Fusselman’s conversational, intimate voice and heartfelt musings charm the reader. In less than 100 pages she movingly conjures an impressive emotional depth and range, making The Pharmacist’s Mate seem like a much longer work.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“This sweet, sincere story of Fusselman’s attempts to get pregnant by artificial insemination and to come to terms with her father’s death is told in a wholly original epigrammatic style.”
Vogue

“In this memorable, beautifully structured book, she gives us more than ironic asides or a catalog of her pop-culture… she makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities.”
—Time Out New York 

“Fusselman’s conversational, intimate voice and heartfelt musings charm the reader. In less than 100 pages she movingly conjures an impressive emotional depth and range, making The Pharmacist’s Mate seem like a much longer work.”
—San Francisco Chronicle