Comfort: A Journey Through Grief

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief

by Ann Hood


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Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393336597
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/04/2009
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 323,877
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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.

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Comfort: A Journey Through Grief 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just suffered a tremendous loss of a baby. I came across this book from a magazine. I purchased this book and the very same day I finished it. I relate very much to this aouthor's feelings. I highly recommend this book to anyone this has suffered a loss.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no words. I'm so sorry for your loss Ann.
gaylelin More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has read Ann Hood's works knows she's excellent at her trade. COMFORT is not her usual offering, but it's a must read, especially for anyone who has lost a child. Grief following the death of a child is said to be the ultimate grief and Hood testifies to that in this precious book. In 2002, her five-year-old daughter contracted a virulent strain of strep and within 48 hours, little Grace died. For a long time Hood couldn't write and understandably so. At someone's suggestion she started knitting and joined a knitting group. The mindlessness involved when knitting seemed to comfort her. Her first work after the horror was a novel THE KNITTING CIRCLE in which a group of women come together to knit and they each reveal their grief. (Next on my to-read list.) It was followed by this memoir, subtitled A Journey Through Grief. Even if it weren't well written (which it is), I'd still have to give it five stars if only for the courage it took to write. By writing COMFORT, Hood had to pick at the places that were healing, make them raw again, and allow us to watch her bleed. When her son expressed the need of wanting the family to be happy again, the family made a huge decision which you'll find in this story. Nobody will forget Grace, least of all her mother, but, hopefully the awful pain has eased.
KristenG More than 1 year ago
I've never experienced something like this author-and I pray I never do!- but being a parent and reading this makes you that much more grateful for your healthy, albeit naughty, child. I cried for Ann's loss. A page-turner.
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Holy! Oops! Srry! I shouldnt b here bye! Srry!