The Angel in My Pocket

The Angel in My Pocket

A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

Book - 2014
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A grieving mother draws on her storied heritage to find her daughter in the afterlife
When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet, Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the "afterlife" took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte.
With a mission to help others by sharing her own story, Forbes chronicles a world of ghosts that reawakens us to a lost American spiritual tradition. The Angel in My Pocket is a moving and utterly unique tale of one mother's undying love for her child.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780670026319
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations


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Dec 11, 2016

It's tough to be critical of a story where there is real pain and loss. While the anguish of losing a child to a rare and frightening illness is told in a way that drives fear into any parent's heart, the back story (hard done by rich kids) and side stories (family heirloom names dropped at every opportunity) left me feeling that ultimately, this was not an illuminating or interesting story.

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