Mourning Has Broken

I just received a nice surprise. Kevin Cooper posted a review of my memoir Mourning Has Broken on his blog. Many, Many Thanks, Kevin. ❤

Author Kevin Cooper

Mourning Has Broken offers a moving and poignant look at grief and loss. In this collection of narrative non-fiction essays, the author speaks from the heart not only about the death of a dear sister but also about the mourning of a mother, a father, a dear friend, a career and a religion.
Her sister’s death tore her heart apart. The grief she felt for her was more intense than any grief she ever felt for the death of someone dear to her. Perhaps it was the amalgamation of un-mourned griefs, or maybe it was because it was closer to home . To lose a parent puts your mortality next in line; to lose a sister, you are no longer in line – you have crossed the threshold.

When her mother died she wrote Don’t Bring me Flowers, an essay which is in this collection. In the weeks which followed…

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37 thoughts on “Mourning Has Broken

  1. What a nice review. Congratulations! I purchased your book after it first came out, then promptly forgot about it. Maybe subconsciously, I didn’t want to read anything about grief, since I’d just lost my husband at the time, but now, I definitely plan to read it soon and will review it on my blog when I do.

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  2. Carol, a beautiful and heartfelt review of a book that touched me deeply! He’s captured you and your book perfectly – Reading this has made me want to revisit the book! Congratulations for such a terrific review and such surprise are precious! Hugs xx

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    • Great memory, Jacqui! My volunteer work with Alzheimer patients has motivated me to exercise my memory more and so I am now taking Spanish classes which is at times very confusing. I am still trying to figure out the pattern of that language although little links sometimes appear. It’s a slow process which (for me) requires lots of patience and letting go. Thanks for your comment, Jacqui. Have a great weekend. 🙂


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