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Comfort

A Journey Through Grief

by Ann Hood

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Comfort by Ann Hood
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  • Published in USA  May 2008
    160 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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A moving and remarkable memoir about the sudden death of a daughter, surviving grief, and learning to love again.

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"A loving tribute by turns harrowing and beautiful." - Kirkus Reviews.

"The first six pages of this wrenchingly honest memoir of Hood's daughter's death and its aftermath read like a tightly controlled scream." - Publishers Weekly.

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Louise J.

Beautiful Yet Sad
This is a beautiful yet very sad memoir about the sudden death of Ann’s five-year-old daughter, Grace, from an aggressive form of strep throat. Told with integrity and honesty, Ann reveals just how tough it was and still is for her, four years later, to cope with her great loss.

Grace was a beautiful, precocious little girl who was in kindergarten and learning, of all things, to speak Chinese!! Her older brother, Sam, just adored her and the two of them got along like two peas in a pod.

Ann and her husband, Lorne, managed to maintain their relationship throughout the grieving process and unlike a lot of couples coping with the death of a child, become closer instead of being wedged apart in their grief.

Gorgeously written with harrowing candor, Comfort is a tribute to Grace and at the same time to this broken-hearted family.

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Ann Hood Author Biography

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Ann Hood is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, and a memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief. Her newest novel, The Book That Matters Most (W.W. Norton), centers on the connections one woman makes with the world and with herself by joining a book club. She lives in Providence, R.I.

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