Abigail Carter was born in Philadelphia and raised in Toronto, Canada. With her husband Arron Dack, she lived in London, Brussels and Boston before settling in Montclair, NJ. Abigail began writing at the age of 38 as a form of catharsis after her husband’s death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her work has been published in SELF magazine, and online at MSN.com. Before she began writing, Abigail worked as a Web Project Manager for Audible.com, a company that sells downloadable audio books. In July, 2005, Abigail moved to Seattle, WA where she now lives with her two children, Carter, 9 and Olivia, 13.
About The Alchemy of Loss
Abigail Carter is smart, funny, perceptive, and bereft. In the eyes of most, herself included, she had it all- a full life with a loving successful husband and two beautiful children. But in a horrifying instant watched by theworld, it was gone, and her life and her children’s were changed irreparably. How does one learn to live again after tragedy?
The Alchemy of Loss is Abby’s moving story of answering that unimaginable question. Veering away from the trite and pat grief books, which offer one-size-fits-all solutions to this most deeply personal and unique experience, she realizes that each person must forge her own path through grief, and that there are no right answers.
Abby’s journey took her six years, in which she turned everything she knew about herself upside down in order to live again. She charts this journey in the year’s most remarkable memoir. The Alchemy of Loss is her gift to us all- reminding us that life throws up roadblocks we can’t anticipate, and that we cannot live well if we live with regrets.
For more about The Alchemy of Loss, which comes out in paperback in January 2009, read an excerpt HERE , visit Abby’s website HERE, and read her blog HERE.
Abigail Carter’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Wednesday, December 3rd: Solomother
Thursday, December 4th: The Tome Traveller
Monday, December 8th: Widows Quest
Tuesday, December 9th: A Novel Menagerie
Wednesday, December 10th: Anniegirl1138
Thursday, December 11th: Learning To Live
Monday, December 15th: Wormbook
Tuesday, December 16th: My Friend Amy
Wednesday, December 17th: Lesley’s Book Nook
Monday, December 22nd: Single Mom Finding Herself
I would like to host a tour stop for this one if it’s available.
The events of 9/11 are near and dear to my heart. I’ve read countless books related to and about the tragic events of that day 7 years ago. I would love to be a tour host for this author and her work. I need to be as near to the end of December as I can get because I’m on my annual winter vacation the first 2 weeks of the month.
I’d love to host this one, too. I don’t have any reviews scheduled for December yet, so I’m very open. Thanks!
I’m so pleased to be a part of this book tour!
Hi! If you do have any more slots for this book, I would love to be a part of the tour! Thanks!:)