Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey.
Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey
Kay Armstrong Baker
Outskirts Press, Inc.
10940 S. Parker Road, #515, Parker, CO 80134
9781478710813, $11.95, 202pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: After her daughter's death in 2000, Kay Armstrong Baker began journaling, compelled to express herself in writing as a way to cope with this unspeakable event in her life. "Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey" is a compilation of her journal entries that comprises a personal account from the heart of her grief, despair, anger, and hope. It's an honest, heart-wrenching, yet hopeful book that bravely deals with what most parents fear the most--the loss of a child. A child's death leaves a tremendous void for parents, an emptiness that settles within the very core of their being. Kay shares her personal experience in the hope that other grieving parents can gain comfort from it, and know that they are not alone in this convoluted journey called grief. "Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey" is also for family and friends and those who support parents who stumble along this path of the unspeakable.
Critique: Candid, immensely personal, informative, thoughtful, "Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey" is a compelling and highly recommended to the attention of any parent or other family member that is grieving the loss of a child. A critically important addition to community library parenting and contemporary American biography collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Unspeakable!: A Mother's Journey" is also available in a Kindle edition ($2.99).