More a diary than a manual on handling grief, D'Arcy's collection of letters written before and after the loss of her daughter reflects upon her search for strength and hope through years of anguish. With a combination of profound reflection and sincere stories, these letters express how the deepest sorrow can be transformed into a unique sense of comfort and peace. Filled with practical yet literary writing, this collection reveals the discovery of healing is available to anyone enduring the sorrow of a lost loved one. Written in a tender, personal tone and drawing from direct experience, it is an ideal choice for both mourners and counselors alike.
Paula D Arcy is the author of Gift of the Red Bird and When People Grieve. She is also a former psychotherapist and president of the Red Bird Foundation. She lives in Austin, Texas.