Comfort (Paperback)

A Journey Through Grief

By Ann Hood

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

Publication Date: May 4, 2009

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Hardcover (5/17/2008)

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“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.

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.

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.

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.

Hood is larger than life, living, loving, and grieving on an operatic scale.

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