Reading Taught Me How To Heal From Grief

Even in my darkest moments, I’m never alone as long as I have books by my side

Matt Lillywhite
The Book Cafe
Published in
4 min readMar 7, 2024

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A man with a sad expression reading a red book.
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When Mom calls at 6 o’clock in the morning, I know she’s about to deliver bad news. My heart races, bracing for whatever’s about to happen.

“Grandad is in Heaven,” Mom says, her voice filled with grief. “He passed away in the early hours…

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Matt Lillywhite
The Book Cafe

Full-time storyteller. I've earned $250,000+ writing online. Email me at Mattlillywhite20 (at) gmail (dot) com