Parting Gifts

Parting Gifts

Notes on Loss, Love and Life

Book - 2009
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Anne Hines launches readers on an unpredictable, sometimes hilarious, often touching exploration into the nature of loss in our lives and the unexpected gifts that come to us as a result. Drawing on the wisdom of scholars and sages as well as her own reflections, Hines takes us through the twists and turns presented by her own life, told with stark and honest candor. Through divorce, depression, fears brought on by ageing, and even the event of losing a son (who became a daughter), Hines assures us that lie always has a brighter side and that with every loss in life, something real and remarkable is there to be gained, no matter what kind of loss we may encounter.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., 2009
ISBN: 9781552788127
Branch Call Number: 155.9 H66p
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 20 cm


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Feb 06, 2015

This is such a fantastic book, full of warmth and humour and kindness and insight. Apparently Anne Hines has been called "a Canadian Irma Bombeck" - I'd call her a Canadian Anne Lamott. Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys reading about how an intelligent person with a good sense of humour and a keen sense of self-reflection grapples with issues of faith, gender, sexuality, family.... Just so good. I have to buy this one for my home library.

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