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After the Death of a Child
Author: Ann K. Finkbeiner

ISBN: 9780801859144
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18 May 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.1
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"Like mourning itself, this powerful book, much of it in the words of bereaved parents, evokes a series of reactions... It illustrates the hard fact of human suffering] but also our resilience." -- New York Times

"The first book to examine the long-term nature of parental grief through the tales of those who suffer it. Although the book includes most current grief research, its authorities are parents." -- Baltimore Sun

After a child dies, the parent's world changes entirely. Years later, this new world has changed the parents. The exact nature of this change -- the long-term effects of the death -- illuminates the nature of the bond between parents and children.

Ann Finkbeiner lost her son in a train accident when he was 18. Several years later, she noticed she was feeling better and wondered whether this feeling was what was meant by "recovery." As a science writer, she read the psychological, sociological, and psychiatric research into parental bereavement. And as a bereaved parent, she asked hard questions of thirty parents whose child had died at least five years before, of all causes and at all ages.

In this book, Fink...

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