Mourning Sickness also offers a wide range of pieces in one book, which will help it meet the needs of a variety of people. I personally prefer stories; they are tangible and detailed, allowing me to fully engage in that person’s loss. This book contains a variety of them, which I found very comforting. If you prefer poetry, you will find a wide range of poems with varying tones to them. And if you don’t have a preference, then you are just plain lucky because you will connect with each piece within this book.
Mourning Sickness will offer great solace and comfort to anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a child. One of the strengths I will comment on last is that it is representative of multiple perspectives. Whether a grandparent, mother, father, sibling, aunt, uncle, friend, or none of the above, they can find something to relate to. And you know what? During a time of loss and despair, knowing that someone else can relate to what you are experiencing is critical. With it, you remain human and may even feel normal for a brief minute. Those moments, however brief, keep you going. And when you keep going, you slowly heal and move toward peace. If you are grieving the loss of your baby or infant, Mourning Sickness is a book well worth your time. And if you know someone who has experienced this loss, more than likely, you are at a loss for words. Offering them Mourning Sickness is a quiet way of showing them your support that can help them heal on their own time.
A big thanks to Mother Talk and OmniArts for the review opportunity. You can purchase Mourning Sickness from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. You can also read more about the book and its contributors here.