Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life by Jan Richardson
"Who am I, when the person who saw and knew me best in all the world is gone from this world?" Jan Richardson's question lies at the heart of Sparrow, her luminous new book about making a life after the sudden death of her husband, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles. She resists simple answers for deepest sorrow, entering instead into the raw complexities of grief, which she calls "the least linear thing I know." In Jan's distinctive spare and elegant style, Sparrow traces a path through the first few years after her loss, articulating not only the ache of grief but also the strange graces and stubborn hope that live within its landscape.
We are attended. We are accompanied. We are asked to open our eyes, our hearts, to the grace of it, that we might bear witness not only to the fall of the sparrow but also to what follows it. — from Sparrow
Hardcover: 286 pages
Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jan is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. A native Floridian several generations over, Jan grew up in Evinston, a small community near the university town of Gainesville. Known for her distinctive intertwining of word and image, Jan’s work has attracted an international audience drawn to the welcoming and imaginative spaces that she creates in her books, online blogs, and public events. Find out more about Jan at https://www.janrichardson.com.