Psychotherapist Patrick O’Malley suffered the loss of his infant child and it makes him well-placed to offer us an account of grief and how it works. What bothered him and his wife was the urging to “move on” without the recognition that grief maintains a connection to the person or people we have lost. This deeply autobiographical book is full of wise stories about the rich depths of grief, which inspire us to live life more fully and not run away from what challenges us. We don’t have to be in deep grief to appreciate this book, just willing to open our hearts and see love running like a thread through all our interactions.
232pp, 201 x 130mm, Paperback, 2017, RRP £15.99