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Ephron’s memoir recounts times of sickness, love and loss

‘Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life’

‘Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life’ by Delia Ephron, Little, Brown and Company, 2022, 291 pages, $29.

“Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life” is a memoir by Delia Ephron, the author of the novel “Siracusa” and the films “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”

In this new work, Ephron chronicles her descent into — and her triumphant return to life from — the abyss of personal anguish brought on by sickness and loss. “Left on Tenth is my way home,” says Ephron at the beginning of her memoir. “I was left on Tenth, when my husband died, and, after that, life took many turns, some perilous, some wondrous. This book is about all of them.”