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Seaweed and Shamans: Inheriting the Gifts of Grief
Seaweed and Shamans: Inheriting the Gifts of Grief
Seaweed and Shamans: Inheriting the Gifts of Grief
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Product Description
Author: Brenda Paik Sunoo
Publisher: Seoul Selection
Pub. Date: Apr. 2006
Paperback: 161 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 8.74 x 6.42 x 0.39

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>>>This book is written in English.

About This Book

Table of Contents

The Rose Thief - Gift of Flowers 13
Breathing Lessons - Gift of Wellness 19
Schnip Schnaps - Gift of Journals 29
Faux Pas - Gift of Emotions 35
Matter Over Mind - Gift of Courage 39
Grace and Good Deed - Gift of Generosity 43
A Grave Situation - Gift of Burial Grounds 49
Crow as Messenger - Gift of Imagination 53
H.M. Lee - Gift of Memoir 57
You've Got Mail - Gift of E-mail 65
Stone Spirits - Gift of Spirituality 71
Art in Private Places - Gift of Art 81
Seaweed and Shamans - Gift of Compassion 87
Santo Domingo - Gift of Honesty 95
Don Diablo Drive - Gift of Family Memories 103
Say It With a List - Gift of Healing 111
In Memory of Helen Foster Snow - Gift of a Mentor 117
Close Encounters of a Different Kind - Gift of Love 131
Free Fall - Gift of Faith 137
Afternoon Meditation - Gift of Meditation 143
Last Day, First Day - Gift of Dreams 149
Author's Epilogue 161

Book Review

"Heartfelt and at times heart-rending, "Seaweed and Shamans" details Brenda Paik Sunoo's journey through grief into solace. Written with courage and generosity, her collection of essays traverses personal memory and Korean-American history, as well as the thoughts and drawings garnered from diary entries of the child she lost. A testimony to the endurance of faith and art, life and love. "Seaweed and Shamans" is a gift of healing." --Nora Okja Keller, author of "Comfort Woman" and "Fox Girl"

"This is a wonderful book: warm, honest, intelligent, funny, unsentimental and heartbreaking, too. Brenda Sunoo weaves the experience of her grief over the death of her son with the story of her life and family, and it works beautifully. Is it possible to heal from the loss of a child? This book says yes; to heal and to transcend, but never to forget, never to lose that child living now in your heart. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time." --Sharman Apt Russell, author of "Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest"

"Brenda Sunoo has learned from her personal experience that the death of a child is one of the most painful experiences you can have. She has also learned that there are gifts in grief and shares them with the reader. But the greatest gift, perhaps, is that the bereaved can now receive comfort from such a wonderful book." --Allen Klein, author of "The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying."

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