|Publisher:||Think Piece Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
What People are Saying About This
“This book is both an elegy and a call to action by one of our finest writers, who addresses us from the deepest place imaginable in a voice that is loving, memorable and overflowing with generosity.” --Madeline Blais, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of The Heart is an Instrument: Portraits in Journalism
“I cannot express my gratitude to Ms. Burroway for writing this soul-searching book, a comfort to no one yet a blessing for all.” --Bob Shacochis, National Book Award winner, author of The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
“This book brings a piercing clarity to what it means to lose, to grieve, to give everything, and to love.” --Marya Hornbacher, Pulitzer Prize nominee, author of Madness: A Bipolar Life
“This book is both an elegy and a call to action by one of our finest writers, who addresses us from the deepest place imaginable in a voice that is loving, memorable and overflowing with generosity.” --Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of The Heart is an Instrument: Portraits in Journalism
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book, a new hallmark in the understanding of grief. Kudos to Ms. Burroway for baring her soul and opening up on how she processed the death of her son, Tim, a military contractor in Iraq, to suicide. Brave and beautifully done.
This beautifully written book should be read by everyone. Against the backdrop of a mother's loss, it brings a piece of U.S. history alive!
LOSING TIM, is one of those profound, transcendent works that that you hand to another person and say, you must read this. She writes about the most wrenching experience possible, a parent losing a child. In her case, her son Tim took his life after serving in tours in Iraq and Africa as a mine sweeper. With grace and an aching need to know what happened, Burroway explores her own life as a mother, teacher, writer (she's published 8 novels and a book on the craft of fiction writing that was a tremendous influence on many writers, including me). She asks the great and difficult questions: can we really know another person? Can we take responsibility for their decisions? What do we owe the dead? The living? What she finds is both surprising and deeply moving. I urge you to read Janet Burroway's beautifully written memoir.