Nothing could have prepared Laura Formentini for the shocking news of her son’s death by suicide. Seeking solace during her time of grief, Laura turned inward to transform her pain and shock into healing and peace. She accomplished this by writing letters, poems, and fables to her son, Blaise, in the year after his untimely death. This became the beautiful tribute Twentyone Olive Trees: A Mother’s Walk through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing.
This book traces the author’s path from grief to understanding and healing. Laura shares the important message that it is in your power to overcome even the most traumatic events by creating something beautiful in the wake of death, divorce, disease, and destruction from natural and man-made disasters.
Inspired by teachers like Deepak Chopra, Laura achieved her own healing transformation through creatively writing the morals and wisdom she gained in the twenty-one years with her son. The fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations, have a playful, childlike way of helping the reader cope with loss and embrace acceptance and healing. It is Laura’s hope that these stories will act as a balm for those going through their grief and dark moments, while encouraging them to embrace their new beginnings.
This is the perfect book to help those seeking to heal and transform in the wake of a traumatic loss.
Twentyone Olive Trees is a moving, poignant and inspiring memoir courtesy of the author Laura Formentini who throughout her book narrates the story of her grief and healing after the death of her son by suicide. What the reader will read is eye-opening as well as incredibly moving and shows you that you can heal and transform even after a traumatic loss.
The journey the reader is taken on is emotional, sometimes upsetting, but it is an inspiring story above all that will move and touch its readers from start to finish. Twentyone Olive Trees is a unique book because it is a memoir that could also be considered a self-help guide as those that have had similar experiences as Laura will be able to relate and hopefully learn from Laura’s book and wisdom. This is one of the many qualities I love about Twentyone Olive Trees and why I believe every reader should have the pleasure of it.
Twentyone Olive Trees is an enlightening, honest, and incredible memoir courtesy of an exceptional woman. Lauran Formentini’s tale is harrowing and poignant and she will take her readers on the journey through her grief and subsequent healing. The result of this book is touching as well as inspiring and will inspire many readers, and so I have to implore everybody to read this impressive book as you will not regret it.
Twentyone Olive Trees is an incredible book that will introduce the reader to the narrator and author, Laura Formentini, who in her book will share her son’s suicide and the impact it had on her life. Laura shares how after her son’s death, she seeked solace and wanted to transform her pain into peace. Laura accomplished this by turning to literature, writing poems, letters, and fables to her son so she could heal. It makes for an emotive journey in which Laura shares that after a traumatic event, you can heal too and create something impactful and beautiful and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Twentyone Olive Trees.
Laura Formentini’s story is one of the most shocking but moving stories I have ever read. Laura’s journey is upsetting at points, and although the events throughout this book are hard-hitting, the primary feeling associated with this book is inspiration as Laura’s courage and determination to pursue healing and overcome her circumstances and find peace is truly beautiful.
Laura Formentini is an incredible woman for many reasons, but one of the reasons she is so wonderful is because she brazenly shares her story to help readers and to speak her truth. I adore how Laura did not hold back on the details of hardships, she poignantly writes about all the difficulties she has endured, and it makes for profound reading.
Overall Twentyone Olive Trees, is an incredibly moving and honest tale. It takes a lot for a person to be so honest and to tell their tale so I admire Laura for doing just this and sharing her tale in the hope that she can help others. As Twentyone Olive Trees is one of the most poignant tales I have ever read, I have no choice but to award this incredible book a dazzling five stars as it truly deserves it!
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