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Book Review: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Garth Stein comments on the human condition through the eyes of man’s best friend

Understanding a person’s outlook on death seems easy enough. After all, here at SevenPonds, it is our priority to encourage discussions about the end of life. But have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind when it faces death? … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives”

A book for women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment

Building on interviews with more than 5,000 women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment, authors Denna Babul, R.N., and Karin Luise, Ph.D. examine the effects of that very particular loss in their moving book … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Time Traveler’s Wife”

Audrey Niffenegger's novel about grief, loss, and missing someone you love

Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is an American contemporary best-seller for adults and young-adults alike. The story follows Clare and Henry DeTamble, a couple just like any other — except for the fact that Henry is a … Continue reading

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 Book Review: “Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife” by Mary Roach

The search for scientific evidence of a soul and an afterlife

In the preface to “Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife,” author Mary Roach tells her reader that she is not interested in philosophical debates on the soul, but neither is Spook a “debunking book” for skeptics. (Debunking books assume an outcome … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Review: “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson

A novella that introduces the imagination to the reality of loss

One of my favorite childhood memories is of snuggling up on the living room couch with a good piece of fiction. I was an avid reader. For the most part, reading was my escape from the real world, a world … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying

Amanda the squirrel and Little Tree learn a hard lesson when their beloved friend Gentle Willow falls ill

“Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying” is a beautifully conceived little book written for children dealing with terminal illness. There are a number of wonderful books out there to help explain the dying process to children. But “Gentle Willow” … Continue reading

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