The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Large Print - 2011
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What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief -- its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies -- an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond.

O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of great loss.



Baker & Taylor
The author discusses how caring for her terminally ill mother ultimately strengthened the bond between the two, as well as fortified the author's family during the difficult time.

Baker
& Taylor

The author discusses how caring for her terminally ill mother ultimately strengthened the bond between the two, as well as fortified the author's family during the difficult time. By the author of the poetry collection Halflife. (biography & autobiography).

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781611731095
1611731097
Characteristics: 343 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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brinksman312 Jan 03, 2012

I'm sorry,but this grief memoir just wasn't written that well. Many of her insights were mundane - and while I'm empathatic to the author's sorrow - no new insights were given and many seemed like cliches.

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