“This book is a MUST READ for anyone who has lost a loved one or is seeking an honest story about what it is like to traverse the journey of grief. Jean's powerfully candid story is rich, insightful, and illuminates a truth in all our lives that is sadly unnoticed and often silenced.”
Juli Fraga, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
A mother grasps her dying son’s hand, struggling how to let go, aghast at what life will become after his death. The Last Tear is the harrowing true story of my only child James, a dynamic 17 year old who was diagnosed in San Francisco with a rare cancer, dying eleven months later on the eve of Mother’s Day, 2009. Rather than allowing cancer to define his days James became even more focused on school, college applications and his future, inspiring not only his peers but the larger community including President Obama. A crippling sorrow that paralyzed for years is shared with candor and will touch anyone who has struggled with excruciating grief. Poignant and at times difficult, The Last Tear eventually uplifts as it transcends a tale of cancer and death to embrace the larger canvas of how to live authentically with sorrow as a new companion.
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About the Author
Former Norland nanny to British royalty, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Jean Alice Rowcliffe is passionate about the rearing of our children. She has dedicated over 30 years enriching countless lives through her loving hands-on and common sense approach to strengthening families. To lose her only child on the cusp of adulthood is beyond mystifying.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm not good at goodbyes, l never have been. I'm sorry if this is complete crap.<br> l haven't know you as oong as most of my friends, but your abnegation personallity has made an impression on me. I'll never forget you.<br>Your Stooge,<br>Dismay.