ALWAYS MY BROTHER (Tilbury House 2009) is a story of healing. It deals with the realistic feelings a grieving child might have on losing a sibling: anger, frustration, guilt. And how it takes time, much time, to feel better. Jean Reagan knows. She lost her own son, who left a younger sister and a devastated family. As a writer, I admire and applaud her for delving into that pain every day in order to write this book for all of us. As a mother, I thank her for sharing her story and reaching out to others who are grieving, and helping to explain their feelings to all of us.
You can read more about Jean’s story at her website.
Here’s what Jane Yolen says about ALWAYS MY BROTHER: “In a better world, no child would need a book about the death of her brother. But here is a tender, even joyful book about such a tragic event. And the last line had me sobbing.”
This is an important book for all of us. Thank you, Jean.