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"Few have written more lyrically than Leonard Fein about the tension between loving and letting go that defines a parent's relationship with a grown-up child. No one has written more poignantly about that final, unimaginable letting go demanded by a child's death—or how the loving continues, immortalized in memory."
—Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America
"Leonard Fein’s grimly glowing book is an exemplary Jewish accomplishment: it transforms an unspeakable pain into a speakable pain. His lucidity is itself a variety of consolation."
—Leon Wieseltier, author of Kaddish
“I have rarely been as moved by a personal memoir as I am by this one. Writing with great simplicity and depth, and not without wisdom, faced with the death of his daughter, Leonard Fein shares with the reader his helplessness and his quasi-mystical urge to overcome it.”
“I will recommend this unique book to those who cannot accept the words of conventional comfort but would look unsquintingly at the Angel of Death…. An avowedly secular Jew, Leonard Fein has written a profoundly religious book.”
—Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Congregation Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California, author of Godliness: Translating God