"Seaweed and Shamans" captures Brenda Paik Sunoo’s 12-year journey of coming to terms with her 16-year-old son’s sudden and unexpected death. Heartfelt and at times heart-rending, a collection of 21 essays captures the third-generation Korean-American mother's journey of grief into solace.
Instead of focusing on the immediate anguish of such a tragedy, each essay opens the door to the unexpected and sustaining gifts. This book is a chronicle of emotional insights from a writer wisened by experience and willing to share her tale of grief, survival, and embrace of life. "Seaweed and Shamans" is not a griever’s manual, but a memoir of self-healing and restoration.