Christiane zu Salm: Life Goes On. Goldmann Verlag (Hardcover, General Non-Fiction, Biographies)

Life Goes On

After the loss of a loved one

Original Title: Weiterleben

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-31382-2
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: October 17, 2016
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Rights sold to: Korea (MegaStudy)

English sample translation available

Christiane zu Salm - Life Goes On


On the nature of grief and the power of carrying on with life

The death of a loved one – one's partner, a child, a close relative – is initially a deeply shattering experience that changes life for ever. This loss is often accompanied by an inability to say anything; perhaps because the pain is too great, too consuming. Another reason is that in many societies death and mourning are still implicitly taboo topics.

In her Spiegel bestseller That Person Was Me, Christiane zu Salm collected obituaries by dying people about their own lives, a book that many readers found very moving. In Life Goes On, she gives a voice to people who have found the strength to carry on with life after a loved one was torn from their sides.

An often harrowing, always moving book of exemplary courage and existential honesty, told with great empathy.

“‘Oral history’ that can help in concrete ways. This book will provide both consolation and the courage to carry on – in spite of everything.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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