Falls the Deepest Shadow is a self-help book for those who have lost a spouse. It is written from the heart by a man for a man but will be equally helpful to women because of the tenderness and sensitivity of its style. The process and progress of healing from grief, loneliness, pain and a myriad of other emotions that accompanies the loss of a spouse is uniquely documented in the book through the use of e-mail correspondence sent to friends during the author's first year of mourning
The book addresses four truths surrounding the grieving process: Nobody's Grief Is Worse Than Yours; The Best Route Past Grief Is Through It; Seek The Support Of Others, and Grieving Is Hard Work. The book is not all about sadness, however. There is humor in its pages as well --a convincing way of making the point that grieving does lessen with time. In a captivating and seductive style the author discusses the many moods of his grieinv journey and offers helpful insights and suggestions for the recent griever. It is a mellifluous read with ample documentation of the author's healing journey, a few good smiles, and ends on an upbeat note.