“A complex story of love and grief in which [Forbes] comes to live with hope and faith.” —The Boston Globe
Inspirational memoirs and books that offer glimpses into the afterlife hold a deep and enduring appeal for readers of all ages. The Angel in My Pocket is both of these, as well as a rare insider’s look at the prominent Forbes clan. After the death of her six-year-old daughter Charlotte, Sukey Forbes struggles to come to terms with grief as she chafes against the emotional reserve and strict self-reliance that are part of her blue-blooded New England heritage. Forbes explores her family’s history of spiritual seekers—including her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who similarly lost a young child—and later, through a renowned medium, makes a connection with Charlotte on the other side. Hers is a moving story of coping with loss, finding reassurance, and recapturing the joy of living by accepting the gifts of suffering.