Reactions & Reviews
"A unique and deeply thoughtful contribution to the canon on grief, loss and love."
"For people who have lost a spouse, Klaus' letters can provide solace and affirmation."
"An affecting portrait of his grief . . . Klaus’ letters are heartrending as he remembers his wife’s talents, passions, and pragmatism."
“Frequently heartbreaking, always insightful, ultimately
transcendent—Carl Klaus’s chronicle of his first year
of grief reminds us that even after the longest winter, spring does
eventually arrive. This book is destined to become a classic in
the bereavement field.”
Letters to Kate is truly a gift. The author, Carl Klaus,
invites us to share in his intimate correspondence with his late
wife, Kate, as he journeys in grief. The book offers a powerful
portrait of the process of grief—the ups and downs, the contradictory
and confused melange of thoughts and emotions. It offers validation
and hope to all those who grieve and a sense of understanding to
others who wish to befriend and support the journeyer.”
“Letters to Kate is a moving, beautifully written,
carefully crafted memoir of a widower dealing with his wife’s
sudden death on a quiet November afternoon. It is a comforting experience
for writer and reader alike, and an important contribution to the
genre of loss narratives.”