From Publishers Weekly
After dealing with the death of her five-year-old son, Roccatagliata, a noted journalist and TV personality in Chile, set out to help herself and other parents in similar situations. The death of a child is one of the most painful and traumatic experiences that a parent can suffer. So deep is the grief and so uncertain the future that for many parents life ceases to exist for a period of time. Recovery is a long and lonely process understood only by others who have suffered similarly. Here, Roccatagliata compiles true stories and experiences of parents who have lost a child, either through long illness, accident, homicide, or suicide. The parents talk about their reactions to their child's death, their grieving processes, and the activities and measures that finally allowed them to recover. The last two chapters consist of brief summaries and tips of what helps and what doesn't help in the recovery process. Written in a personal style, this moving book will be helpful for those who have lost a child and for friends and relatives trying to help parents through the experience. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries, as well as for bookstores. Yolanda J. Cuesta, Cuesta MultiCultural Consulting, Sacramento, CA
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