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Hello grief : I'll be right with you / Alessandra Olanow.

Olanow, Alessandra, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library 155.937 OLA (Text) 33500013735501 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 155.937 OLA (Text) 33500013735493 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 006322822X
  • ISBN: 9780063228221
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper Design, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
After losing her mother to cancer, Alessandra Olanow was overwhelmed by the sadness and uncertainty she felt each day--the shifting tide of emotions that everyone who has suffered loss experiences in their own unique way. In this wise and intimate book, the artist and writer draws insights from her personal loss and also her training as an end-of-life doula to explore the complex, heart-rending process of grief. Olanow chronicles her journey through pain and how she learned to bear a sorrow that will never leave her. In spare but incisive writing and more than 75 full-color drawings, she shares her own struggle with feelings of loss and longing and shows that with time, grief evolves and we relearn the world changed by that loss. Hello Grief can be read straight through from cover to cover or can be opened to any page: each spread delivers a warm combination of advice, solace, empathy, and a glint of humor that is direct, helpful, comforting, and profound in its truth. Olanow has distilled the experience of grief and the process of healing into a soothing book that will bring comfort to anyone in mourning.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    This illustrated meditation is a short but mighty work of art. Following the sudden death of her mother, author/illustrator Olanow found herself consumed by grief: not just missing her mother, but mesmerized by the mystery of how and when the grief would obliterate her. Her drawings and words form a splendid representation of moving through the five stages of the grieving process. For denial and bargaining, Olanow's art is twisted and upside down. The depression section is colored in weepy blues that build toward the sunrises and budding plants of acceptance. Offering gorgeous watercolors and sweet cartoons, Olanow treats the topic with a simplicity that gives the book real weight and leaves ample open space for those most vulnerable readers in the throes of serious grief to feel what they need to feel. The book is a beautiful gift for anyone who needs to be immersed in art but is too occupied for narrative. It offers wisdom, empathy, and immeasurable hope—not the cheesy kind, but genuine, let-out-that-breath hope. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grief.
Loss (Psychology)
Bereavement > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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