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A Journey Through Grief

Ann Hood


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Hardcover (5/17/2008)


“Rarely do memoirs of grief combine anguish, love, and fury with such elegance.” —Entertainment Weekly

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

Praise For Comfort: A Journey Through Grief

Comfort is novelist Ann Hood’s utterly harrowing, completely spellbinding memoir of losing her five-year-old daughter, Grace, to a rare form of strep in 2002. . . . [A] spare, gorgeously serpentine narrative. . . . Unforgettable.

— Elle

Comfort enriches our lives. . . . I will most likely never eat pasta with butter and Parmesan or cucumbers cut in perfect rounds . . . without thinking of Ann Hood and her daughter. And I have never met either one.

— Los Angeles Times

Hood is larger than life, living, loving, and grieving on an operatic scale.
— New York Times Book Review

In graceful prose, Comfort bears witness to the heartbreaking particularity of her—of any—loss.

— People

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393336597, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2009

About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of eight previous books, including the best-selling memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.