“Our culture is imbued with the belief that we can fix just about anything and make it better; or if we can’t, that it’s possible to trash what we have and start all over. Grief is the antithesis of this belief: it eschews avoidance and requires endurance, and forces us to accept that there some things in this world that simply cannot be fixed.”
I listened to this one and highly recommend it that way. It’s beautifully read by the author, Julia Samuel, a therapist in the UK. She illustrates her observations and insights about grief with gentle storytelling. I found this book compassionate, challenging, true.
For a bit of a preview to see if it might be a book for you, you can listen in on this conversation with Roxanne Coady.