Mourning has broken offers a moving and poignant look at grief and loss. Giving herself a year of mourning after her sister's untimely death, the author goes about her life as memories and myriads of emotions assail her. Through it all she explores the meaning of life and the changes of her own beliefs, taking the reader through a journey of sorrow, guilt, regret, joy and hope. in this collection of narrative non-fiction, the author speaks from the heart not only about death of a dear sister but also about the mourning of a mother, a father, a dear friend, a career and a religion. Readers who have known loss-not just of loved ones, but of marriage, jobs, friendships-will find much to relate to in this book, and will particularly appreciate the author's ability to be frank and open and at times humorous about feelings that might be difficult to acknowledge.