- September 13th, 2011 – Memories of 9/11 – The Scotsman
- September 10th, 2011 – The Unexpected Gift of Grief – Toronto Star
- September 9th, 2011 – 9/11 widows… – New York Daily News
- September 8th, 2011 – Life After 9/11: One Family’s Story – Today’s Parent
- September 8th, 2011 – Life After Loss: Canadians Transformed by 9/11 – Canada AM
- September 7th, 2011 – A 9/11 Widow Finds Her Own Way to Grieve – Global News
- September 6th, 2011 – Paying the bills with ‘blood money’ – CNN
- September 6th, 2011 – Canada’s 9-11 families spent last decade learning how to live with Loss – The Canadian Press
- September 6th, 2011 – 9/11 Widow Moves to Seattle, Writes Message of Hope – King 5 News, Seattle
- September 1st, 2011 – NY Daily News OpEd
- August 24th, 2011 – Toronto Star
- May 10th, 2011 – Maclean’s Magazine
- May 9th, 2011 – Op-Ed Seattle Times
- April 13, 2010 – Blog Radio interview with Your Life Matters
- November 2008 – Long listed for the 2009 BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction
- December 4th, 2008 – The Alchemy of Loss has been chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2008!
- November 2008 – The Alchemy of Loss was long listed for the B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Canada’s largest Non-Fiction prize.
- Sept 11th, 2008 – Hear Abigail on The Agenda with Steve Paikin (aired 8:00pm on TV Ontario).
- Sept 3rd 2008 – Hear Abigail’s 20 minute radio interview with Seattle’s NPR station: KUOW’s Sound Focus.
- May 9th, 2008 – Hear Abigail’s interview on CBC Radio’s Sounds Like Canada with Shelagh Rodgers.
- April, 2008 – Author Magazine Video Interview (also above)
- April 04, 2008 – Book born from quest to explain tragedy to kids from Niagara This Week
Reviews of Alchemy of Loss
“Eloquent and honest… Reading it is like sitting at your own kitchen table listening to Abigail Carter’s story, a story that is unnerving, uplifting and occasionally humorous… remarkable.” — Globe and Mail (full review)
“She delves deeply into herself and gives us the unvarnished truth about what she felt… It’s a book that will be helpful to people suffering sudden and terrible loss.” — Niagara This Week (full review)
“Ms. Carter is scrupulously honest, not sparing herself or others when it comes to descriptions of reactions, of situations handled well, or not so well.” — Peterborough Examiner
“An honest, painfully frank, often sad and sometimes even humorous recounting of Ms. Carter’s journey through grief.” — Northumberland News (full review)
“What an eloquent, brave and (even) occasionally comic account Abigail Carter has given us of her zigzagging odyssey through the country of mourning. No mourner has it easy, but Carter’s tasks were daunting — to mother two suddenly fatherless children, to find her own way through the strife that bereavement brings to her parents and mother-in-law, and to disentangle her personal grief from the national mourning. Through it all, she is a generous, nuanced and admirably honest guide.” — Katherine Ashenburg, author of The Mourner’s Dance
“A beautiful example of what is possible when we allow suffering to reshape our idea of happiness.” — Maria Housden, author of Hannah’s Gift
“MAGNIFICENT! One of the most beautiful, engaging, exquisitely crafted books I have ever read! Abigail Carter warmly and courageously invites us into the heart of her intensely private grief – a grief we all shared, but, perhaps, never tasted so fully until now. THE ALCHEMY OF LOSS is both a vivid chronicle of an intensely painful moment in history, and a precious insight into the very real, personal journey of one whose heart was torn open by the events of September 11, 2001. The writing is superb. The story is riveting. And the reader is blessed to be offered such a clear depiction of the amazingly resilient human heart going about its miraculous work of healing – with abundant compassion – one of the greatest losses a member of the human family can face. BRAVO!” — John E. Welshons, author of When Prayers Aren’t
Answered and Awakening from Grief
“The Alchemy of Loss is a beautifully written account of one woman’s journey through grief. Anyone who has faced enormous loss is sure to find some of their experience articulated in Carter’s intimate and candid memoir. It is a book full of tenderness, anger and —ultimately— hope, and one I imagine one friend will give another in times of hardship and loss.” — Theo Pauline Nestor, author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed