This month's selection of the Mortality Book Club--Faces of Grief: Stories of Surviving Loss and Finding Hope, by Dr. Sherry Lee Hoppe--shares wisdom from well-known writers, along with the personal stories of more than 20 individuals who have found strength to go on with their lives after losing a precious child, a loving parent, a special sibling, or other loved ones. Though the tapestry of their lives may forever be woven with poignant threads of grief and sorrow, their courageous stories are testimonies of hope--hope that even though you may never get over your grief, you can get through it.
Our Mortality Book Club reads and discusses books having to do with the important--but frequently avoided---issues we confront at the end of our lives. Regular book club members include hospital and hospice workers, but also the adult children of aging parents, or just anyone who wonders about the many questions--medical, emotional, social, and philosophical--raised by human mortality. The book club facilitator is Jasmin Tomlins, herself in training as a death doula.