My Brothers’ Keeper carries the reader through a deeply personal and intimate journey, as Gloria Reuben explores her love of the life she shared with her brothers, as well as the myriad of emotions and experiences after their sudden deaths.
The death of a sibling is unlike any other.
Gloria Reuben’s little brother died just before his twenty-second birthday. Two decades later, her oldest brother Denis died two weeks short of his sixtieth birthday.
Just as Gloria felt like she was finally healing from David’s death, the shock of Denis’ unexpected death was almost too much to take.
In My Brothers’ Keeper, Gloria bares her soul as she reveals the intimate details of her life at home as a young girl. How the death of her father when she was twelve shaped her view of love and life. How David’s death was the impetus for her move from Canada to the United States. And how her brother Denis was her heart’s twin in a multitude of ways.
Gloria, most well known as an actress, debuts her talent as a writer in My Brothers’ Keeper, an intimate and honest tribute to David and Denis. Their lives. Their deaths. And the hope that awaits.
“Gloria has written a truly wonderful and inspirational tribute to her brothers and to life. Helpful to all of us who have suffered losses.”—Pete Earley
"In this intensely intimate account, Gloria Reuben reveals how the deaths of her younger brother through suicide and older brother's fatal brain hemorrhage led her to a deeper understanding of the importance of family bonds, spirituality and ultimately the joy of being My Brothers' Keeper. Beautifully crafted, Reuben must confront the endless questions of 'why' and 'what ifs' after David overdoses at age twenty-two. With the sudden death at the age of fifty-nine of Denis Simpson, her half-brother and an accomplished television actor, she finally finds peace, coming full circle in her quest, relishing in the joys that each shared and the life lessons she carries today as an actress and, more importantly, a loving sister, because of them. A read, at times sad, but an inspiring love letter and reminder to all of us who have lost siblings."