An extended memoir with reminiscences about the Author's friends, family members and even beloved animals that have passed away. A therapeutic book demonstrating a compassionate way of dealing with bereavement.
Alice has known, loved, and lost many people throughout her life. Here she talks about her special people, her memory of what meant so much to her about them. She remembers her husband, father and mother, a beloved sister, her little brother Connie, and many others. She tells how she coped with the emptiness she felt when they died, of the seeming impossibility of moving on with life after such deeply felt loss, when time stood still.
This book is a sharing – it lets the reader in on a story and celebration of life in its intimacy, its small, precious moments. When we experience grief, sharing in someone else’s story can help us more than anything, and in the hands of master storyteller Alice Taylor, we may find our own solace and the space to remember our own special people.
'anybody who has lost someone can find solace in this book'
'as if she just writes down on the page what she was feeling, you don’t get any sense that there is any filter between you and the writer'
'you would have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by it'
'a warm personal story of life in rural Ireland'
'And Time Stood Still warmed my heart and reminded me of the value of family, friendship and community'
'in this book, Alice Taylor is singing my song'
'every aspect of the book appealed'
'I was enthralled'
'a great read, beautifully put together'
'this book is a very practical one ... written from the heart by a woman who like most of us will have experienced grief in all its forms during life’s journey'
'peppered with wonderful stories'
'it’s written very simply, beautifully and movingly'
'beautifully illustrated and featuring the finest of prose and poetry'
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