Join us each month as we read & discuss suggested books about grief. Book selections are memoirs based on the authors own grief journey and books by grief research experts.
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No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Shelton
July Book Selection
This is the first-hand account of loving and living with Alzheimer’s it shares the shock, disbelief, anger, pain, joy, humor, grief and finally letting go. It is a story of trusting in God and living in the moment while being grateful for every day. Yes, it is the story of a terrible disease striking too many families but more than that it is a love story.
Thursday, July 30th @ 6:30 pm
We will be joined by the author
Refined by Fire by Mary Potter Kenyon
August Book Selection
“Where is the handbook for widows?” Mary Kenyon lamented as she planned a funeral for the beloved husband whose triumph over cancer she chronicled in Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage. During the ensuing weeks, as she attempted to make sense of his untimely death, she filled two journals, blogged, and read the inspirational writings of others who had gone down the road of grief before her–authors like C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle.
Thursday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm
Black Widow by Leslie Gray Streeter
September Book Selection
Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She’s not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she’d wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott’s funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle.
Thursday, September 24th @ 6:30 pm