After several years of writing a regular column about the despair, anger and confusion she felt after the death of her only child, Marie Levine weaves the story of her own bereavement into a collection of essays, poems and writings that chronicle her own surviving mother's journey. As a nightmarish reality envelops her, Marie describes the ultimate restoration of hope and healing as she learns to live a whole new life she could never have imagined. This book has become a classic in the genre of bereavement - particularly regarding the loss of a child.
In 1993, Marie Levine's 22-year-old son Peter, was killed in a car accident. That experience re-defined her life and she turned to writing. Hundreds of bereaved parents agree that she puts words to emotions impossible to describe. Marie and her husband divide their time between Manhattan and their country house in the Hamptons. A passionate gardener, she works part-time and edits a newsletter for bereaved parents. I have to fit 48 hours worth of life into 24. I'm living for two now.