ISBN-13: 9780991048311 / Angielski / Miękka / 2014 / 170 str.
Ted Menten's GENTLE CLOSINGS, filled with stories of real people who said goodbye to dying loved ones, was a critically acclaimed best-seller in its original edition in 1991. In this newly updated edition, you'll read about how others pushed aside their despair to rejoice in shared memories and face death with warmth, frankness, and even humor. Their examples will reassure you about facing the death of your own loved one, give you ideas to ease his or her passage, and help you both find the courage to let go when the time comes. GENTLE CLOSINGS was followed in the 1990s by several more books sharing what Mr. Menten had learned from years of volunteer work visiting and then counseling terminal patients, especially children, and their families. All had been out of print for years when Hug Street Books was formed to reissue updated and redesigned editions of Mr. Menten's often groundbreaking books. GENTLE CLOSINGS is the first in this series, which besides books on grief counseling will also feature his lavishly inventive books on making, collecting, and enjoying teddy bears and paper dolls.