Wish You Were Here by Amy Welborn
Travels Through Loss and Hope

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Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope is the story of Amy Welborn’s trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss.
Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. It is a meditation on the possibility of faith, one that is unflinching, uncompromising, and altogether unsentimental when confronted by the ultimate test of belief. This book is not only a well-told memoir, but a testimony to the truth that love is stronger than death.
 

About Amy Welborn

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AMY WELBORN has written for Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic News Service, Beliefnet, the New York Times, and Commonweal. She has five children and lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Image. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Catholic author and blogger Welborn's (Listening to God with Blessed John Paul II, 2011, etc.) part travelogue, part family memoir written in the year following her husband's sudden death in 2009.

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In “Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope” (Image Books, $14) by Amy Welborn, she relates how she came to grips with his sudden passing and having to raise their two young boys and an older daughter from a previous marriage on her own.

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