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Title:
Notes for the everlost : a field guide to grief
ISBN:
9781611805505
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder : Shambhala, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xv, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
The immediate protocol -- As much as I can remember -- What now -- In the care of a buggered psyche -- Hello, Floatilla -- At the mercy of the Bootstraps Barbershop Chorus -- A chat with death -- Anniversaries -- Dog-paddling in #Truth -- An imagination sandwich with religious wonder bread whether you ordered it or not -- Nothingness and all there is -- Womangood -- Epilogue: From Liam.
Summary:
Inglis's story is a springboard that can help other bereaved parents--and anyone who has experienced wrenching loss--reflect on emotional survival in the first year; dealing with family, friends, and bystanders post-loss; the unique survivors' guilt, feelings of failure, and isolation of bereavement; and the fortitude of like-minded community and small kindnesses.
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Summary

When Kate Inglis's twin boys were born prematurely, one survived and the other did not. This is the powerful, unsparing account of her experience, her bereavement, and ultimately how she was able to move forward and help other parents who had experienced such profound loss. Inglis's story is a springboard that can help other bereaved parents reflect on key aspects of the experience, such as emotional survival in the first year after loss; dealing with family, friends, and bystanders post-loss; the unique female state post-bereavement of shame and sorrow at "failing," or somehow not fulfilling your role; the importance of community; recognizing society's inability to deal with grief and loss; how loss breeds compassion; coping with anniversaries; and beginning the work of "integration" (as opposed to "healing").


Author Notes

KATE INGLIS is an author and photographer living on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. She is the author of numerous YA and children's books, including If I Were a Zombie, Flight of the Griffons , and The Dread Crew, which was nominated for Hackmatack Children's Choice and Red Cedar Awards.
Kate's writing through the birth of her twins, subsequent loss, and beyond was internationally recognized and widely shared. In 2008, she founded Glow in the Woods, a groundbreaking online community for bereaved parents that attracted over five million readers within its first five years. She served as its editor until 2012, and she still writes as a contributor. For six years she headlined the annual Walk to Remember in Edmonton, Alberta, one of the largest and most preeminent memorial events for bereaved parents in Canada. Each year, she delivered a keynote to more than 1,000 parents and family members who had experienced loss. In 2012, she gave a talk at TEDx Halifax called "Parallelism," in which she explored of the similarities between the often solitary journeys of creative work and healing from grief.


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Library Journal Review

In this part memoir, part handbook for the bereaved, Inglis (The Dread Crew; If I Were a Zombie) tells the raw, emotive story of surviving the loss of a child. Acting as a companion on the road no one chooses to travel, the author guides readers in paving a way through grief during the first year, then integrating (not healing) a new reality with a future one. Discussions on how to interact with well-meaning friends as well as deal with guilt round out her moving account. Inglis freely expresses her innermost thoughts and rages, thus bonding with those who have experienced similar sorrows, making her narrative particularly effective and compelling. VERDICT Highly recommended for -anyone in the throes of grief, recent or past. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.