An Early Light by Janice Tassi details the author's struggle with the loss of her daughter Kelly in a tragic car accident, just months after Kelly married the love of her life.
As expected, it's somber and heartbreaking, but that never eclipses the hope that Tassi, her children, and her husband found in faith, their relationship with God, and the genuine people they surround themselves with.
Her book is very honest in its outlining of the deeply confusing, painful process that grief is, while also acknowledging that it's never the same for everyone. Initially, the family backed away from religion, unsure of how they could reconcile God's existence with such horrifying loss--many of us can relate to that.
The short book reads much like a diary, seemingly disjointed in some places, profound in others. It's not a piece of work that you can go into expecting a linear plot; rather, it's something readers can seek out for comfort when they need some perspective during a particularly dark time of their lives, whether that's related to losing a family member or not.
It's worth reading simply for now quickly you'll resonate with the stark humanity of it. We're all taking our journeys one step at a time and sometimes, even when it's the hardest part of our lives, we can remember that we're never the only ones feeling lost.
About the Author Janice Tassi lives in Susanville with her husband Randy. They love and take advantage of all that a small community has to offer. They have a son, Ted and a daughter, Angela, who live in Meridian, Idaho. They also have six grandchildren and six chosen grandchildren. (Source: Xlibris Publishing)