Love in the Archives: a patchwork of true stories about suicide loss

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Loyola College/Apprentice House
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.53 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Eileen Vorbach Collins' award-winning essays have been widely published. A Baltimore native, she holds a degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a masters in pastoral care from Loyola. Eileen began writing as a way to process her grief after her daughter's suicide. Her essays uniquely fuse pathos with joy and everyday subjects with the big questions, while holding space for humor. Eileen lives in North Carolina with her husband, Hugh, and Sugar, possibly the world's oldest living Labrador.


"...In prose as clear and concise as can be, from a heart that hopes to heal, Collins reaches a benchmark in the grieving process in which memory really does become a blessing. The result is breath-taking and breath-giving." -Madeleine Blaise, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of the family memoir, Uphill Walkers, winner of the NYC NAMI Ken Book Award

"...a lesson for other bereaved parents, families and friends, as well as clinical providers, clergy and support system personnel." -John S. Jeffreys, EdD, FT (ADEC), Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"I am grateful to have met Collins' perspicacious daughter Lydia through this book, grateful to be able to grieve her along with Collins (who is wildly perspicacious, herself.) Love in the Archives is a necessary, energizing addition to the library of suicide loss." -Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide and Drawing Breath: Essays on Writing, The Body, and Loss