Our experiences of hope in the face of difficult times are as varied as our lives, and yet very little of the literature on hope has effectively examined the multi-faceted ways in which we hope. What are the major ways in which hope manifests itself in our time? And how should we understand these different ways of looking traumatic events in the eye? For answers to these questions and others, Pamela McCarroll provides an outstanding introduction and orientation. A skilled and compassionate storyteller, McCarroll introduces readers to five expressions of hope through detailed and poignant case studies. On that foundation she then builds a discussion of the possibilities, limitations, and value of each approach. The result is an engaging and optimistic exploration of hope in difficult times.