A Chronicle of Grief
Finding Life After Traumatic Loss
by Mel Lawrenz
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Pub Date 21 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 20 Aug 2020
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A heartfelt account of a father's healing after the unexpected death of his daughter. This book has an in-the-moment quality to it. Rather than feeling like the author is looking back from a distance, this story carries an immediacy that is captivating. It reads almost like a series of letters, referring to things that seem fresh and recent, raw and still tangled up inside the author's heart and mind. My favorite part is the epilogue, and his wise words about how different this process - healing - looks for trauma survivors. It can't be said often enough that this is not a one-size-fits-all process, and Lawrenz is both gentle and firm in how he holds this space for all of us. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the chance to review this book in exchange for an honest review.