This is such a valuable book for someone who finds themselves companioning the dying or is anticipating being in that position. I have had the privilege of escorting two loved ones to the end of their lives and what is in this book mirrors those experiences in one way or another. Sitting with someone who is dying can be frightening when we don’t know what to expect. Signposts of Dying offers insight on what to watch for and demystifies the behaviors we may experience. The book is a very quick read that can be absorbed in one sitting but can also serve as a reference point later on. My only regret is that it wasn’t longer.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have known Martha Jo for years in the virtual world, taken a couple of her classes and she and I share some real life friends. I was given an uncorrected proof to review and hope she was not annoyed by my eagle-eye for typos. (I’m pretty sure I was an editor in a former life.) That said, I highly recommend this book. It is my policy to never promote something that I haven’t tried or read first. I won’t recommend it if I don’t believe in it.