Nisha Gopalan
September 12, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

American Widow

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Alissa Torres
publisher
Villard
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

After her husband died on 9/11, a pregnant Alissa Torres was shell-shocked. In American Widow, punctuated by melancholic white-and-gray sketches, she recalls how motherhood jolted her out of grief.

For Fans of…
Frederik Peeters’ Blue Pills.

Bottom Line
A powerful portrait of a woman — and a survivor. B+

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