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Book Excerpt! Allison Gilbert’s ‘Passed and Present’

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Today, April 12, marks the much-anticipated release day for Allison Gilbert’s Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive (Seal Press, April 12). A how-to manual for learning ways to best remember the ones we’ve lost in life, Passed and Present offers a road map meant to help the reader celebrate lost life rather than mourn it. Below is an excerpt from the newly released book. When someone we love dies, we usually benefit from being passive recipients of support. Between the rituals of burial and the recitation of certain prayers, between the wakes and shiva calls, the bereaved, and those who console them, know their role and take their place. But consider the vacuum that happens later. I’ve never met…

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