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Noel, B., & Blair, P. D. (2000). Milwaukee, WI: Champion Press, Ltd. 304 pp. $14.95. (414) 540-9873.


Each year approximately 8 million Americans suffer the death of a close family member. Now for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a book for support. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye is the first book entirely devoted to the unique challenges of sudden loss, written by two women who have walked that path. The authors cover many difficult topics including: the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, when a body isn't found, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide, and depression. Their experiences can provide comfort to those who are faced with this sudden grief.