Grief Country (Paperback)

By MS Stephanie Larkin

Ahadi Publications, 9780997698336, 212pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

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Grief Country is the story of a widow's quest to become her own grief expert. Stephanie Larkin's world was turned upside down when her husband died. "I stabbed at my grief with my pen," she writes, but her poems and essays could only lessen a fraction of the searing pain of widowhood. She decides to throw herself into studying what the "experts" have to say about grief, discovering in the process that theories about bereavement vary wildly. What is true about grief? Who are the real experts? These are just a few of the questions Larkin tackles in this candid, thought-provoking book. Grief Country traces Larkin's personal journey through loss, blending her raw depiction of widowhood with an insightful meditation on the field of grief studies. A book that will appeal both to the bereaved and to those who seek a deeper understanding of the experience of widowhood.