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  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405948975
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

The AfterGrief

Finding a Way to Live After Loss




A timely exploration of the long-term grieving process, from NYT-bestselling author and grief expert Hope Edelman

Grief is a path we can all expect to walk one day, when we lose someone we love, and life suddenly looks different. But how long does grieving take? When can we expect to feel 'normal' again? And should we?

In The AfterGrief, New York Times bestselling author Edelman explains that loss isn't something we can simply get over or move beyond. Instead, she draws on her own experience of bereavement, as well as interviews with dozens of other people who have lost someone dear, to answer how we can learn to live with and accept grief.

  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405948975
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The AfterGrief

In the 1970s the phone rang one Friday afternoon when I was aged thirteen and I was told my mum was dead. If I'd had a road map like this for dealing with grief it would have changed my childhood.

Tony Livesey, journalist and broadcaster at BBC Radio 5 Live

Hope Edelman remains unmatched in perfectly weaving touching personal anecdotes with illuminating scientific data, to remind us we are not alone. The author of the seminal Motherless Daughters continues to be at the forefront of changing how the world understands loss, and The AfterGrief is no exception.

Rachel Reichblum of That Good Grief

An invaluable, outstanding and unique resource laced with empathy, wisdom and constructive ideas for those whose lives have been touched by loss and tragedy.

Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Founder and President of Grief Encounter and author of Griefbook

A mix of personal stories and advice from bereavement expert Hope Edelman

Woman's Weekly

When we live in uncertain times, we look for things that help us make sense of our world. The AfterGrief offers just that. It's an invaluable, outstanding and unique resource laced with empathy, wisdom and constructive ideas for those whose lives have been touched by loss and tragedy. Personally, as one of the country's leading experts on grief, I cannot wait to recommend this.

Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, Founder and President of Grief Encounter and author of Griefbook

In the depths of grief, whether it be from a recent loss or from a lifetime ago, we seek permission and validation wherever we can get it. Hope Edelman remains unmatched in perfectly weaving touching personal anecdotes with illuminating scientific data, to remind us we are not alone. The author of the seminal Motherless Daughters continues to be at the forefront of changing how the world understands loss, and The AfterGrief is no exception.

Rachel Reichblum of That Good Grief

Tackling trauma like this is priceless. In the 1970s the phone rang one Friday afternoon when I was aged 13 and I was told my mum was dead. If I'd had a roadmap like this for dealing with grief it would have changed my childhood.

Tony Livesey, journalist and broadcaster at BBC Radio 5 Live

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