The Loss That Is Forever

The Loss That Is Forever

The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of A Mother or Father

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Based on interviews with scores of people and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, the author traces the lasting effect of the premature death of one's parents on all aspects of one's life

Book News
Harris (codirector, Community Connections mental health agency) provides a framework for understanding the impact of early loss of a parent on every aspect of adult development, drawing on interviews and the writings of figures such as Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Darwin to illustrate how themes of loss and survival weave through the lives of those who have lost a parent in childhood. She discusses the relationship with the surviving parent, intimate relationships, and perspectives on one's own mortality. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The death of a parent before a child reaches adulthood is a cataclysmic event that forever scars that child. No assumption, no expectation, no belief can remain the same. Yet millions of children grow to adulthood on a foundation that is both marred and shaped by such an early loss. The Loss That Is Forever, written by esteemed clinical psychologist Maxine Harris, provides a thoughtful and moving framework for understanding the impact that early loss has on every aspect of adult growth and development.
For anyone who has survived the early loss of a parent, as well as for those with a spouse, friend, or lover who has lost a parent in childhood, this powerful book explores all aspects of this life-defining event.
An important guide to discovery and understanding, The Loss That Is Forever sheds new light on the overwhelming impact of a parent's early death - and shows how the human spirit can survive and even master the ultimate loss.

Baker
& Taylor

Based on interviews with scores of people and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, the author traces the lasting effect of the premature death of one's parents on all aspects of one's life. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Penguin, c1995
ISBN: 9780525938699
0525938699
Branch Call Number: 155.937 HAR
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 23 cm

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Oct 20, 2014

Reading this book gave me huge and helpful insight into my spouse who lost both parents during childhood. Through interviews of many adults both unknown and the famous (Poe, Marx, Woolf) I learned how this often devastating loss can reflect on choices and expectations throughout life. The author gives no advice, only the comfort of shared experience.

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