Loving Allie

Transforming the Journey of Loss

by Dayle E. Spencer

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/25/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781452521954
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781452521947
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781452521961

About the Book


For some, the death of a child is a crippling loss. After Mark Twain’s daughter, Susan, died at age twenty four, he famously said, “It is one of the mysteries of our nature, that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunder-stroke like that and live.” In Loving Allie, Transforming the Journey of Loss, Dayle E. Spencer chronicles how she received such heartbreaking news and how she survived. Part mythological, part autobiographical, part how-to-manual, this little book has invaluable insights for anyone who has loved and lost.

“It’s not just a ‘mother’s journey’. It’s everyone’s journey.” —Louie Anderson, New York Times Bestselling Author

“In this deeply moving remembrance of her daughter, Allie, Dayle Spencer helps heal herself and illuminate us all with the power of memory and love. A privilege to read!” —William L. Ury, PhD. Global Bestselling Author

“Straight from the heart and from the soul of a mother grappling with the unthinkable—Dayle Spencer tells her story of “Loving Allie” with generosity and courage, leaving the reader with the transcendent power of love.” —Beth M. Karassik, PhD., Clinical Psychologist

About the Author

Dayle E. Spencer has worn many hats. She was a federal prosecutor, a law clerk to the federal appeals court, an international negotiator in civil war situations, a corporate consultant, and has worked with clients through many of life’s transitions. However, her greatest learning has come from the transformational understanding of loss.