Four Funerals and a Wedding (Paperback)

Resilience in a Time of Grief

By Jill Smolowe

She Writes Press, 9781938314728, 247pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

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Description

In Four Funerals and a Wedding, Smolowe jostles preconceptions about caregiving, defies cliche's about losing loved ones, and reveals a stunning bottom line: far from being uncommon, resilience like hers is the norm among the recently bereaved. With humor and quiet wisdom, and with a lens firmly trained on what helped her tolerate and rebound from so much sorrow, she offers answers to questions we all confront in the face of loss, and reminds us that grief is not only about endings--it's about new beginnings.


About the Author

Jill Smolowe is the author of the memoir An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood and co-editor of the anthology A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents. An award-winning journalist, she has been a foreign affairs writer for Time and Newsweek, and a senior writer for People, where she currently specializes in crime stories. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post Magazine, Adoptive Families and the Reader's Digest "Today's Best NonFiction" series. For more on Jill, visit http: //www.jillsmolowe.com/