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About the Author

Mary Rondeau Westra is the author of After the Murder of My Son, her memoir. She is the frequent contributor, online and in print, of articles and short stories focused on her struggle with the tragic loss of her son.

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About Her Book

Time stopped for Mary on the hot, humid morning of July 8th, 2001 when the sheriff and chaplain arrived at her door carrying the devastating news that her son had been murdered. Always intensely personal, Mary’s words trace her heartbreaking journey from realization to recovery as could only be seen through the eyes of a mother.

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News: Read Marc Ingber’s article about Mary (published in the Sun Sailor). Read more

Latest Review: “Riveting … Adds much to the literature on traumatic loss bereavement.” —William Feigelman, Ph.D. Read more 

Apr. 11, 2012 — Private book club…