Join us on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:15pm pm via Zoom. Be with others who have experienced grief and loss and desire to use works of fiction and nonfiction to gain understanding, learn compassion for many types of loss, and be part of a supportive community. Call 505- 344-4343 or the link contact Desiree.
Many of these books can be purchased at Bookworks or found at your local Library.
July 29: The Beginner’s Goodbye by Ann Tyler: A wise, haunting, and deeply moving novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances—in their house, on the roadway, in the market.
August 26: The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende :A narrative memoir of the author’s life in the wake of her daughter’s tragic death describes the idiosyncratic network of friends she has gathered around herself and the realizations she has formed about such topics as love, parenthood, and addiction.
September 30: Nora Webster: Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s superb eighth novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born.
Facilitators: Connie Griffin has an extensive knowledge about books and is the children’s bookseller at Bookworks and Desiree Woodland is a grief support group facilitator for Survivors of Suicide.