A Mercy

The Thing Called Grief:
New Understanding of Loss

by Thomas Ellis

Judy Stanton: Since I lost my mom in December, I've been looking for good books to help me work through the grieving process. This little book is one I would reccomend, you can read and re-read it, and get some measure of comfort. Ellis manages to balance the science of grieving including lists of what to expect, with anecdotal stories and soothing poems and writings. I think everyone's loss is so different as is each individual's way of handling it, that it's hard to have what you write apply to everyone. I also read "The Orphaned Adult" by Marc Angel, about confronting the death of a parent, but found myself skipping over things that did not apply. I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has a suggestion for a book that was helpful.
Rating: ***

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