The Language of Loss

The Language of Loss

Poetry and Prose for Grieving and Celebrating the Love of Your Life

Barbara Abercrombie


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  • Includes poetry and prose by such acclaimed writers as Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Joan Didion, Donald Hall, and C.S. Lewis
  • Created by an author who, when faced with her husband’s death, found the understanding and comfort she needed in these writings
  • Offers readers empathy and, in the words of Donald Hall, “not release from grief, but companionship in grief”
  • An ideal gift for anyone wanting to support a mourning friend

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    Barbara Abercrombie:
    Barbara Abercrombie has published fifteen books, including Courage & Craft: Writing Your Life into Story and A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement. She teaches in the Writer’s Program at UCLA Extension and lives in Los Angeles and Lake Arrowhead, California.