A luminous study of illness and loss – Heaven’s Coast: A Memoir by the acclaimed poet Mark Doty – recounts how Doty’s lover of eight years learned from a Vermont social worker in May 1989 that he was HIV-positive (while Doty tested negative). In chapters that range impressionistically over the years that followed, Doty presents a kind of AIDS journal, tracing the gradual onset of the disease to which his partner succumbed in 1993 and the long healing process afterwards. “Being in grief, it turns out, is not unlike being in love. In both states, the imagination’s entirely occupied with one person.” Please consider joining in discussion with the SAGE Book Group at Stonewall Library, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. All are welcome – no reservation is required. For additional information please contact Philip (443) 614-7135 or Alan (561) 385-8260.