After reviewed by Vivian

In ‘After’, author Nikki Gemmell, explores the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death. As she delves further into her mother’s life it becomes evident that Elayn Gemmell euthanised herself. It came as a shock to Nikki and I imagine the writing of this book has been a cathartic experience for Nikki as she examines the issues Read More …

After reviewed by Kate

After, written by journalist and author Nikki Gemmell, is the author’s experience of her mother choosing euthanasia to end her painful life. What the book really does is allows Nikki to process her complicated, war ridden relationship with her mother, Elayn. Their relationship is detailed from childhood to death, with Nikki showing vulnerability in the Read More …

After reviewed by Pat

Nikki Gemmell wrote After as a form of catharsis following the suicide of her mother with whom she had a complicated relationship. This book explores her difficulty in facing not just her mother’s death (which would have been difficult enough) but the fact that her mother chose to end her own life without discussion or Read More …