Laura Prince’s new book detailing the death of her brother has been called “insightful”, “powerful” “vivid” “absorbing” and “spellbinding”.
WILMINGTON, NC, June 04, 2020 /Neptune100/ — The Covid-19 pandemic has brought us many of us face to face with the necessity of dealing with the unexpected loss of those we love. Death does not respect position, stature, rank or authority. A recent article in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press presented the story of the death of the brother of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. Another on ABC News featured Elizabeth Warren, talking about the death of her brother. Perhaps the most compelling of all was the story of Elizabeth Fusco, presented on CNN Health, who lost her mother, a sister and two brothers to the coronavirus – all within one week.
The death of anyone with whom we have a connection can be overwhelming – the death of a family member even more so.
Montreal resident Laura Prince, author of ‘Sibling Loss, A Sister’s Journey From Despair To Celebration’, offers some important words of wisdom that can help anyone affected by tragedy take the first steps toward healing:
“I am so grateful for the universal compassion of people today and with all the avenues of interaction available; the Internet being paramount, and the ability to express, study, exchange and learn about the development and treatment of very serious issues. These avenues offer a huge support system to the suffering.
“However I’ve also learned that without a huge and continued effort to heal from life’s upheavals, many things can never change. Recovering from enormous trauma, as in the sudden accidental death of my brother became a kind of ‘life endeavor’ of mine; which continues until today; not an obsession, but an endeavor. I am so much better, but still have that underlying sadness….it will always be there, and I am always working on it.
“You can share in my sadness in “Sibling Loss”, but as well, in the joy I experienced in eventually being able to celebrate my brother’s brief but beautiful life, and how I slowly worked my way into a place of quiet joy and gratitude.”
Readers and reviewers alike have praised Sibling Loss. One called it “The best story illustrating the long term consequences of unresolved childhood grief that I have seen.” Another said, “Sibling Loss: A Sister’s Journey from Despair to Celebration is an excellent read and one I would recommend to everyone.”
Allan Schnarr, of the Center for Grief Recovery in Chicago said, “Sibling Loss is not a book you read at a dispassionate distance. It is not for you if you choose to avoid facing your losses, not unless you become willing to turn around and face yourself. The reading is a deeply personal encounter with Laura, as she lays bare the unspeakable tragedy of the death of her beloved brother. As you encounter Laura, the mirror she offers will draw you in to the journey inside your own broken heart . . .There is so much to learn here about longing for love, losing love, and searching for it unwaveringly. This is the thread weaving Laura’s narrative. It is at the archetypal core of each journey through life, love lost and found.
“Laura makes it clear that fully grieving the loss of love brings one to a new home, a renewed discovery of love, a love strong enough and wise enough to walk through each new loss with durable, irrepressible grace. Thank you Laura”
Laura’s story, ‘Sibling Loss, A Sister’s Journey from Despair to Celebration’, is a book that would be appropriate for anyone who has ever lost, or will ever lose a sibling. That would be nearly all of us.
Laura Prince is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at [email protected] or by using the information below. The book is available at Amazon. More information is available at Prince’s website at http://www.siblinglossbook.blogspot.com.
Laura Prince is both an author and the creator and manager of a symphony orchestra. Sibling Loss, A Sister’s Journey from Despair to Celebration is her first book. She resides in Canada.