Gwendolyn Broadmore

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Gwendolyn Broadmore lives in Ontario with her husband and their opinionated parrot Blue.
The sudden, violent death of her son, Liam, as well as the stories of the countless bereaved parents
who have shared their pain with her, inspired this book.
In the early days of her grief, Gwen found
that reading the stories of others carried and consoled her. She hopes "Life Came to a Standstill" will likewise provide validation and encouragement to those who may struggle with the deep anguish of
sorrow and the loneliness of loss.
Gwen’s first publication, Grief and the Courts, a not-for-profit booklet resource for surviving victims of violent crime, is available online.

Contributing Writers: Carol Reid-LeClair, Helen Jay, Janet Rice, Beverley Ogus,
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When We Were Sisters, by Emilie Richards, delivers a "punch." This page-turner makes you think, while opening your heart. Chock full of the powerful emotions of what makes a family a family, Ms. Richards' novel tackles the priorities of marriage, lov ...more
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A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
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A week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy is a delightfully cozy read. Although I miss this prolific Irish novelist, somehow I had overlooked "A Week in Winter," published following her death in 2012. Sitting high on Ireland's west coast cliffs, Stone House ...more
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Three Junes: this beautiful novel, by Julia Glass, is so well-written and engrossing that it is over far too soon. Set in Scotland, Greece, Greenwich Village, and Long Island: we follow a Scottish family through love, tragedy, regret, breaking apart, ...more
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Mourning Has Broken by Erin Davis
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Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss, and Reclaiming Joy, by Erin Davis holds forth a gentle hand, validating those who walk the lonely isolating path of grief. Ms. Davis, a beloved broadcaster, shares her courageous journey following the tragic unexpecte ...more
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More of Gwendolyn's books…
“. . . forgive me
If you are not living
if you, my beloved, my love
if you
have died,
all the leaves will fall on my breast
it will rain upon my soul night and day
the snow will burn my heart,
I shall walk with cold and fire and death and snow
my feet will want to march toward where you sleep,
but
I shall go on living . . .”
Elisabeth Robinson, The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters




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Gwendolyn Broadmore "Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine," by Gail Honeyman, is an amazing debut novel. It's a gripping journey which combines mystery with an unusual love story. You may need to "hang in there" and give it a chance. But it's worth the effort.


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