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A powerful and luminous story of grief and coming-of-age and a beautiful tribute to the relationship between a father and daughter.

Alexandra "Al" Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives.

Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theatre camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how - and they’re moving in for the duration. Over the course of that winter, the now five-strong household will do battle with everything Death can throw at them - meddling relatives, merciless bureaucracy, soul-sapping sadness, the endless Tupperware. They will learn (almost) everything about love and will eventually return to the world, altered in different ways by their time in a home by a river.

Told with raw passion, candor, and wit, White Hot Grief Parade is an ode to the restorative power of family and friendship - and the unbreakable bond, even in death, between father and daughter.

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©2018 Alexandra Sliber (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • 30-08-21

Beautiful Memoir

A wonderfully written and performed memoir by a talented young woman. I had the pleasure of meeting the Silbers as my daughter was in grade school with Al and my parents lived across the street from them for a few years. Michael was, indeed, a special spirit and Katherine could bring out the joy in any situation. And they allowed Al to follow her dreams. Thank you for sharing these bittersweet memories in such a beautiful way!

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  • Brandon D. Adams
  • 23-09-19

Creative, Surprising, Humorous

Alexandra's book weaves into her chronological narrative of a loved one's lost and found life a festival of genre-bending anecdotes, side trips, puzzles, and, yes, even plays, which gives the reader as real a journey through the roller-coaster world of grief as one would hope for but could never predict. it reminds me of the saying, "In the midst of life we are in death, " except a better way of epitomizing Alexandra's account of her tenacious journey might be, "In the midst of death we are in life."