Hannah Tucker
November 24, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

In Forty-Five, a candid collection framed by the deaths of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, their daughter, Frieda Hughes, recalls how betrayal and grief often derailed her ambitions.

Sample Verse
On abusive marriage: ”The blows of words, filled out and leaden/Like little coshes, waited in ambush.”

Lowdown
Hughes writes about tragedy with Plath-like wit.

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