Light in Blue Shadows
by Edie Hartshorne
January 2007

Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards (Psychology), 2008

Winner, Bronze Medal, Independent Publisher Book Awards (Memoir), 2008

“A journey of grief and loss that leads to a place of wonder.” — Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits

“This beautiful book offers inspiration and hope to anyone who has suffered loss and seeks to return to a life of love and compassion, thereby creating peace.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Being Peace

“All the sounds of our humanity are here—oceans of tears and millions of stars. This is a wise book.” — Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

“Hartshorne’s wise and deeply moving story offers nourishment to rekindle the heart.” — Sue Bender, author of Plain and Simple

In times of crisis, loss and suffering, how can we continue to live with a clear mind and a peaceful heart? Can adversity offer unexpected gifts? In this spare, translucent memoir, Edie Hartshorne presents a collection of finely rendered vignettes that explore these questions. Through the tragic and unexpected loss of her eldest son, Edie is guided by music, spiritual exploration, and a sensitivity for nature to discover her own inner strength. Her transformational journey unfolds like a living work of art, inspiring us to remain open to kindness and compassion even in the midst of suffering. Within these delicately portrayed shadows of love and death, of joy and sorrow, shines a tender light of hope, wisdom and love.

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