Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann HoodComfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief

byAnn Hood

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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A moving and remarkable memoir about the sudden death of a daughter, surviving grief, and learning to love again.
Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Title:Comfort: A Journey Through GriefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.21 × 4.49 × 0.5 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039333659X

ISBN - 13:9780393336597

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort: A Journey Through Grief Beautifully written, poignant and hopeful. Ann Hood is a skillful author of a book on a painful subject, one whose story is every parent's nightmare, whose survival is the miracle of healing in the face of tragedy.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Yet Sad This is a beautiful yet very sad memoir about the sudden death of Ann’s five-year-old daughter, Grace, from an aggressive form of strep throat. Told with integrity and honesty, Ann reveals just how tough it was and still is for her, four years later, to cope with her great loss. Grace was a beautiful, precocious little girl who was in kindergarten and learning, of all things, to speak Chinese!! Her older brother, Sam, just adored her and the two of them got along like two peas in a pod. Ann and her husband, Lorne, managed to maintain their relationship throughout the grieving process and unlike a lot of couples coping with the death of a child, become closer instead of being wedged apart in their grief. Gorgeously written with harrowing candor, Comfort is a tribute to Grace and at the same time to this broken-hearted family.
Date published: 2011-03-19

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Comfort is novelist Ann Hood’s utterly harrowing, completely spellbinding memoir of losing her five-year-old daughter, Grace, to a rare form of strep in 2002. . . . [A] spare, gorgeously serpentine narrative. . . . Unforgettable. — ElleComfort enriches our lives. . . . I will most likely never eat pasta with butter and Parmesan or cucumbers cut in perfect rounds . . . without thinking of Ann Hood and her daughter. And I have never met either one. — Los Angeles TimesHood is larger than life, living, loving, and grieving on an operatic scale. — New York Times Book ReviewIn graceful prose, Comfort bears witness to the heartbreaking particularity of her—of any—loss. — People