Linda Gray Sexton is the author of a new memoir, "Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide." If you know her heritage, then you know the stories about her mother, Anne Sexton, the famous confessional poet whose depressions and suicide are legendary. Now her daughter reveals the mental illness she inherited from her mother in a brave story of triumph.
An impulsive mid-day trip to a bookstore on the other side of town connected me to unexpected treasures of Anne Sexton's poetry. Here's what I bought, and why I thought of Kathleen Norris's "Acedia & Me."