Grief Is Love Grief Is Love

Grief Is Love

Living with Loss

    • 3.9 • 14 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

A trusted grief expert shares advice on how to navigate the loss of a loved one in this incisive and compassionate guide: “calm, lucid prose… humanizing exploration of coping with the life-changing tides of loss” (Kirkus Reviews).
In Grief is Love, author Marisa Renee Lee reveals that healing does not mean moving on after losing a loved onehealing means learning to acknowledge and create space for your grief. It is about learning to love the one you lost with the same depth, passion, joy, and commitment you did when they were alive, perhaps even more. She guides you through the pain of grief—whether you’ve lost the person recently or long ago—and shows you what it looks like to honor your loss on your unique terms, and debunks the idea of a grief stages or timelines.  Grief is Love is about making space for the transformation that a significant loss requires.

In beautiful, compassionate prose, Lee elegantly offers wisdom about what it means to authentically and defiantly claim space for grief’s complicated feelings and emotions. And Lee is no stranger to grief herself, she shares her journey after losing her mother, a pregnancy, and, most recently, a cousin to the COVID-19 pandemic. These losses transformed her life and led her to question what grief really is and what healing actually looks like. In this book, she also explores the unique impact of grief on Black people and reveals the key factors that proper healing requires: permission, care, feeling, grace and more.

The transformation we each undergo after loss is the indelible imprint of the people we love on our lives, which is the true definition of legacy. At its core, Grief is Love explores what comes after death, and shows us that if we are able to own and honor what we’ve lost, we can experience a beautiful and joyful life in the midst of grief. 

Health, Mind & Body
April 12
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

LRaceBooks ,


This book was timly as I was dealing with triple grief. The most important take away is grief is an extension of the love I have for the people I’ve recently lost. Be prepared to cry as emotions wash over you. But in the end you may find it helps start the process of acceptance.

KThugs3 ,

There are FAR better books out there on grief

Folks, you may be more prone to pick this book up on the topic of grief because of the pretty cover, the title which rings true for those of us who are grieving, and because it’s a short & digestible one.
However, I want to say that I’ve read 3 books on grief now, and this was by far my least favorite. If you have a young adult in your family who’s struggling with a loss- maybe this book would be good for them. Read it first though and make sure to have conversations with them about how we cannot assume anyone is a mind reader or to be short/nasty/angry with someone because they didn’t behave in the way you expected them to behave.

SheGotFaith ,

A must read especially now!

I am a published author who has written about grief and reading Grief is Love; is a dream come true. Maria did everything that I tried to covey in my own writing! Marissa captured real life feelings of people who have and are walking through grief. I am also a community social worker and with that; I have studied policies and laws and in this society; we are not allowed to grieve nor are we taught about grief. Again, the author wrote her story in a way that allows the reader to feel that they have the power to grieve. This book captures real life situations, feelings, emotions and thought processes with grief! I highly recommend this book as a must read! Especially if you’re grieving which honestly we are all in a grieving society so everyone should read it!

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