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Abigail Carter

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Author Abigail Carter talks to Joseph Planta about her new first book, The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation (McClelland & Stewart, 2008), which chronicles her life through grief after her husband was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.


The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation by Abigail Carter. (McClelland & Stewart, 2008)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Alchemy of Loss


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Abigail Carter was in her mid-thirties and she seemed to have it all–a career, a great husband, and two equally great kids. But on the 11th of September 2001 her life was altered when her husband was killed at the World Trade Center. The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation is her first book, and it is a deeply personal memoir of her experiences dealing with grief and filling the voids her husband Arron Dack’s death brought about. Katherine Ashenburg, who’s been on the program before, writes on the back, that the book is “an eloquent, brave and (even) occasionally comic account,’ and that “through it all, she is a generous, nuanced, and admirably honest guide.” The Alchemy of Loss is published by McClelland and Stewart and retails for $32.99. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Abigail Carter; Good morning, Ms. Carter.

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