Claire Bidwell Smith

Claire Bidwell Smith is the author of The Rules of Inheritance (Penguin, 2012) and After This (Penguin, 2015). The Rules of Inheritance has been published in 17 countries and is currently being adapted for film. Claire has a masters degree in clinical psychology and works in private practice, specializing in grief. She regularly teaches writing workshops and gives talks on both writing and grief. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon.com, Chicago Public Radio, and BlackBook. She lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters. For more on Claire, visit: clairebidwellsmith.com.


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Signs and Wonders

Ultimately, Bidwell Smith mixes memoir with reportage to paint bustling, often wondrous pictures of posthumous worlds, and her ongoing inquiry …...

Signs and Wonders


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