Letters to Kate
Life After Life
By Carl H. Klaus
University of Iowa Press, Hardcover, 9780877459712, 180pp.
Publication Date: March 2006
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Letters to Kate is truly a gift. The author, Carl Klaus, invites us to share in his intimate correspondence with his late wife, Kate, as he journeys in grief. The book offers a powerful portrait of the process of grief---the ups and downs, the contradictory and confused mélange of thoughts and emotions. It offers validation and hope to all those who grieve and a sense of understanding to others who wish to befriend and support the journeyer.”---Kenneth J. Doka, professor, the College of New Rochelle, and senior consultant, the Hospice Foundation of America
Frequently heartbreaking, always insightful, ultimately transcendent---Carl Klaus's chronicle of his first year of grief reminds us that even after the longest winter, spring does eventually arrive. This book is destined to become a classic in the bereavement field.”---Hope Edelman, author, Motherless Daughters
Letters to Kate is a moving, beautifully written, carefully crafted memoir of a widower dealing with his wife's sudden death on a quiet November afternoon. It is a comforting experience for writer and reader alike, and an important contribution to the genre of loss narratives.”---Bertram J. Cohler, University of Chicago