Tears in a Bottle

Stories of Life and Loss

by Clair Hudson Jantzen & With Kenneth J. Doka



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/15/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781426938689
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781426938696

About the Book

Advance praise for Tears in a Bottle

“Here we hear the real stories of people who are grieving. And these individual narratives have power.” —Kenneth J .Doka, Ph.D.

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience, and every griever has a unique and personal story. In Tears in a Bottle, author and grief counselor Clair Hudson Jantzen has gathered these one-of-a-kind stories of loss to bring grievers together, helping them to find a connection in the stories of others.

Tears in a Bottle is a compilation of vignettes from real people who have shared their stories of loss and the challenges of adjusting to life without their loved ones. There’s Sam, who wonders when he can laugh again. There’s June, who misses the intimate moments with her husband, Bobby. There’s Sue, who grieves the loss of one of her twin baby daughters. Young Jordan experiences the death of his grandmother. Sally mourns the loss of her husband.

Through the telling of these stories, we may begin the healing process and also realize we are not alone in our grief.

About the Author

Clair Hudson Jantzen earned a master’s degree in counseling and has practiced for more than thirty years. He is a grief counselor and chaplain in a funeral home, where he also facilitates grief support care. Jantzen and his wife, Rachel, have two children and live in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.