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Mountain Ridge


The First Signs of April



Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe


Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.



Kindle ...........$8.99

2019 IPPY Silver Medal Winner in LGBTQ+ Non-Fiction “Reading First Signs of April is like sitting in front of a fire with an old friend: Briscoe starts telling her story and all of a sudden the sun is up and you feel as if you haven't blinked once. This book will become that friend who stays with you for life.” ―Melanie Braverman, author of East Justice and Red

“The First Signs of April is an inspiring story of about life, death, and how connected we all remain―but only if we're open to listening to the wisdom waiting for us. Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe shows us the power of friendship, and the ways we can heal by embracing all life has to offer. ―Linda Joy Myers, president National Association of Memoir Writers, and author of Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Silence

“By living and writing her truth, Briscoe shares her healing journey of loss and love. A compelling read that grabs your attention and will not let you leave.” ―Priscilla A. Hutchins, licensed Psychologist-Doctorate, retired

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