Once more we saw stars: a memoir of life and love after unimaginable loss
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Parental grief
Publisher: Hodder, 2020
Resource type: Physical
Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2019
Two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting chatting with her grandmother on a park bench in New York when a brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead and strikes her unconscious. As she is rushed to hospital in the hours before her death, 'Once More We Saw Stars' leads us into the unimaginable. Her father Jayson and mother Stacy begin a painful journey that is as much about hope and healing as it is grief and loss. Even in the midst of his ordeal, Jayson recognises that there will be a life for him beyond it - if he can only continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures the fragility of life and the absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love.