On August 9, 2000, my husband was tragically killed in a mid air collision over northern Burlington County in New Jersey. He was on a routine business trip with 6 others plus the 2 pilots. The small plane he was in collided mid air with another small plane carrying a student pilot and his instructor. For ten and a half months I searched the book stores looking for something to validate my feelings and help me to understand that I was not going crazy. Then a friend sent me this book and as I read it I felt that I was reading my own story. I identified with all of the feelings of the author--the shock, the sweet numbness that didn't last long enough, the fear, the anger, the despair, the confusion, the lonlieness. Reading this book not only validated my feelings but gave me hope. One of the lines states that when they said there were no survivors they were wrong. We are the survivors. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost a love one suddenly or tragically. In fact it would be helpful to anyone who has experienced any loss of a loved one--anyone who is desperately trying to pick up the pieces and continue to live. The book gives us hope and reminds us that LIFE IS GOOD. It tells us that the most respect we can give the memory of our loved one is to know that because of their love, their strength will carry us through. As a Hospice nurse for many years I thought I knew all there was about death dying and grieving. How wrong I was. If you are struggling with the loss of someone you loved more than life, you MUST read this book. In fact I would say it is IMPERATIVE that you read this book. My thanks to this author who has helped me more than words can say.