The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation, Abigail Carter

A well-written story by a first-time author and mother of two young children of her journey of loss and rebirth following her husband’s death on September 11, 2001. She describes the years following that horrific day as “powerfully transformative.” She likens them to alchemy: “from them she emerged a new person—wiser, more independent, more sure of herself.” Another unwhitewashed story of how hard life can be, and that one can emerge changed, but whole again.