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Home Made

Book Review—Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up–and What We Make When We Make Dinner

The New Social Worker’s book review of Home Made. “Who among us doesn’t have a client we still wonder about? It’s a unique sort of grief and worry that Hauck wrestles with throughout the book.”

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