Mom's Search for Meaning: Grief and Growth After Child Loss


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Melissa Monroe
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.23 pounds

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"Melissa doesn't just say the way out is through, she very much takes us through what that looks like. And in being so specific, I think it's universally relatable. The final chapter is "To be, or not to be"-level work. This is mom-loss Shakespeare."

-Teresa Strasser, author of Exploiting My Baby, the upcoming Making It Home, and co-host of the syndicated TV show The List

"Melissa's book provides powerful testimony to the strength of the human spirit and our vulnerable, complicated, and yet inspirational ability to heal."

- Kim Cookson, Psy.D., founder of the Trauma and Resiliency Training and Services Program at the Southern California Counseling Center

"It is the story of how one person found her way - with grief and with pain, but also with humor and grace - back to a life that would be forever different, but which couldn't be, and wouldn't be, anything less than purposeful and honest."

- Dan Koeppel, author of To See Every Bird on Earth, Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World, and Every Minute is a Day

"The explorations of compassion are deep, Melissa's march toward love is inspiring, and the writing is beautiful. It is a book about child loss that - at times - made me laugh out loud. I will never stop thinking about this book. And I am so glad."

- Liz Friedlander, film and television director

"You have never read anything like this before. Melissa's words, crafted together in unforgettable sentences, empty of clichés and platitudes, can help one persevere in unbearable and impossible situations. Thank you, Melissa, for giving us a roadmap to get up and make toast again."

- Jo Kaur, Founder of Riaan Research Initiative

"In Mom's Search for Meaning, Melissa Monroe shares her deeply personal and heartfelt story, demonstrating that child loss grief is a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey unlike any other."

- Candace Cahill, author of Goodbye, Again