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Nevada teen to share story of grief and healing at Sundance Books and Music

By ThisIsReno

SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE

growing young book coverWhat: A conversation and book signing with Bridget Park, a local, 17-year-old author whose new memoir, Growing Young, was inspired by the tragic loss of her brother.

When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:00 am at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.

About the Author and Memoir:

Bridget Park is a junior in high school. Inspired by the tragic loss of her brother, she wrote at age 15 her debut memoir, Growing Young: A Memoir of Grief, in the hopes that her story will encourage others to find healthy ways of grieving. The only grief support book written by a teenager, the author, at age 12, recounts stumbling upon the body of her fourteen-year-old brother while they are home alone. His suicide shatters her world and forces Bridget to face issues she had never before considered. Follow the author through the grieving process as she attempts to cope with the loss of a loved one. Bridget Park currently resides in Nevada and plans on continuing her writing. In addition, she aspires to share her story through speaking engagements.

This program is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with the support of the Nightingale Family Foundation.