|Talking to the Dead|
In the Christian fiction, Talking to the Dead, a young widow deals with the pain and heartache of her husband’s recent and sudden death. She grieves deeply, living in the fog of grief and memories. Kate forgets to care for herself and even how to live.
Kate’s friends and family try to reach her, but all she recognizes is the voice of her dead husband, Kevin, talking to her. In her longing for his love and life, she hangs on to every word and nuance. At the same time, each one-sided conversation with him wounds her even more deeply than the one before.
Reaching out for help in the world of medicine, science, ancient religions and show-biz Christianity, Kate has nowhere to turn. A quick game of ball, a grief recovery group and an unconventional pastor of a motley group of people seem to bring some hope and stability. That is, until she uncovers Kevin’s terrible secret.
Author Bonnie Grove, a Canadian pastor’s wife from the flatlands of Saskatchewan, brings us a realistic, down-to-earth glimpse into the life of a woman drowning in emotion and pain who desperately grabs hold of Life and all it offers. She unpacks the mystery and emotion of grief, what it’s like to go to a counselor or psychologist. With some humor and a great deal of real-to-life emotion, Grove draws the reader into Kate’s new world.
Enjoy the interview with Bonnie Grove regarding this fabulous book in today’s TalkShoe podcast. To listen, click here, then double click on the arrow underneath the words ‘Past Episodes’. Next, click on the words ‘Talking to the Dead’. Hit play when you are ready.
(Editor’s Note: Carla received a copy of Talking with the Dead from Ms. Groves for the purpose of review and interviewing. If you chose to click on the book link you will be redirected to Christian Book Distributors. MMCW receives a small commission (10%) from book sales to offset our operating costs.)