The color of absence: 12 stories about loss and hope

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In this stunning collection of short fiction, thirteen of the most accomplished writers for young people today turn their considerable talents to a theme that resonates in the hearts and minds of adolescents -- loss. As James Howe suggests in his introduction to the collection, it is in adolescence that we feel our losses as if for the first time "...with a greater depth of pain and drama than we are aware of having experienced ever before." And those losses may take many forms -- the death of a parent or grandparent or pet; the departure or disappearance of a true and trusted friend or sibling; the end of a relationship; or even the end of a defining chapter in one's life. But with loss comes the opportunity for reevaluation and change and growth, which is what often allows these stories to be as funny as they are touching, and as uplifting as they might be sorrowful. Whatever their emotional responses, young adult readers will be challenged to think about their own lives in new ways, to consider what has gone by, and, more important, what is yet to come.
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subject_facet Loss (Psychology)
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Short stories, American
title_display The color of absence : 12 stories about loss and hope
title_full The color of absence : 12 stories about loss and hope / edited by James Howe
title_short The color of absence :
title_sub 12 stories about loss and hope
topic_facet Loss (Psychology)
Short stories, American