Searching for Spenser

Why do some people bounce back after a devastating loss, where as others succumb to despair? If the unimaginable happened to you, how would you cope? As a mother who has experienced the loss of a disabled child, the memoir Searching for Spenser (Anamcara Press, 2018) by Margaret Rayburn Kramar ’72 offers guidance, wisdom and inspiration. Many memoirs about deceased children drip with sentimentality, but due to Kramar’s background as a journalist and the time that has elapsed since her child’s death, she has been able to chronicle Spenser’s birth, life, and death with objectivity, yet emotional power. It not only speaks to those who have children with disabilities and those who have lost a child, but also to those who seek an amazing and surprising journey about redemption and hope.