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“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide.  It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt.  Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!”  — Dear Abby

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This is exactly the book I searched for, but did not find, after my sister took her life nearly twenty years ago. What Eric Marcus knows so well is that for those of us left grieving, suicide is an emotional cataclysm whose shock waves pummel us with too many questions, questions that multiply too quickly and too painfully, often for years to follow. Those questions, and their possible answers, are the backbone of this plainspoken, kind, consoling book–woven together with the reflections of people who, like the author, have endured this particularly cruel and lonely kind of heartbreak. What survivors of suicide need most of all is a wise comrade, not a counselor. Eric Marcus is that very comrade.

— Julia Glass, National Book Award–winning author of I See You Everywhere, Three Junes, and The Widower’s Tale

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HarperCollinsPublishers

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