Walking the Night Road, forthcoming 2015 with Columbia University Press.  A no-holds bar account of care giving, death and grief expands into a coming of age story.

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“This book is Ms. Butler’s passionate account of her fight to help her mother, the author of works on mental health and aging, Myrna Lewis, in her battle against a malignant brain tumor. The depth of her grief and her fury against a foe she knew must win is palpable on every page.”

-Peter Pounceyauthor of Rules for Old Men Waiting


“It reads like a nightmare at first, but then settles into the pit of the stomach as not nightmare at all, not even the cultural nightmare of cancer as dread incarnate, but as everyday, waking reality transformed into a bizarre parallel universe.”

-Joan Retallack, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor Bard College