Skimming stones

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Dvorak, Janice
Grief; English Language and Literature
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Skimming Stones is a collection of nonfiction essays that explore, through documenting various losses, the grieving process. The essays focus on the grief that comes from losing loved ones to death, infertility, and issues of self-image. They explore chemotherapy, accepting responsibility for myself, the needs of elderly relatives, and the consequence of facing significant sequential losses-the fear that death is waiting everywhere to claim another loved one. My family is at the heart of every essay, whether or not they are directly mentioned, because they were, and are, at the heart of me.