Once More We Saw Stars
Listed in Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019
‘A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss’
‘Extraordinary . . . both heartbreaking and life-affirming . . . you will find your heart magically expanded’
Mail on Sunday
‘Greene’s account of his loss is remarkably uplifting. It’s hard-won proof that love can survive our worst fears and our darkest, most desperate emotions.’
‘This minutely observed memoir will surely be helpful to people whose world changes in an instant . . . a hopeful book in many ways’
‘Wonderful writing, brave, unbearably sad’
Two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting chatting with her grandmother on a park bench in New York when a brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead and strikes her unconscious. As she is rushed to hospital in the hours before her death Once More We Stars leads us into the unimaginable.
Her father Jayson and mother Stacy begin a painful journey that is as much about hope and healing as it is grief and loss. Even in the midst of his ordeal, Jayson recognises that there will be a life for him beyond it – if he can only continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures the fragility of life and the absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love.
This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation – and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss How do we wrest beauty out of searing pain? How, in the face of the most profound grief and sorrow, do we search for meaning and find it? Jayson Greene does just that in this soul-affirming book. Once More We Saw Stars is a stunning human achievement as well as a literary one Jayson Greene's Once More We Saw Stars attains flight in a language born of sheer necessity, that of bridging the gulf between daily life and the unnameable This stunning book reminds us that nothing - not even devastating grief - can define us as much as our deepest loves. A must read Devastating . . . his perspective will change yours for the better Eloquent . . . insightful, emotional writing of rare integrity - The Irish Examiner
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