How does a parent cope after the death of a child? Each essay in Always With Me: Parents Talk about the Death of a Child reveals the experiences of parents who have lived through the devastation and upheaval of their child’s death. Parents describe the maelstrom they face in their inner landscapes, coping strategies, and realigned place in the world. The writers in this collection of stories take on such topics as shock and isolation, despair, guilt, and how they attempt to make sense of their shattered lives. They offer insights into how their grief and loss are worked through, and why certain personal connections are severed, others strengthened. Importantly, they describe how, with lives altered indelibly, they try to press forward to find a new place in the world.
Ottawa parents Donna McCart Sharkey, Barb Hayduk, Antoine Babinsky, Jane Davey, Ingrid Draayer and Elaine Dean will each read parts of their chapters in this book, which they contributed to along with other parents from across Canada.
Thursday, October 4 2018
@ Vimy Brewing Company
(1-145 Loretta Ave. North)
Copies of Always With Me will be avaialble for purchase and to be signed!