A Coffee Tin Full of Ashes is a raw, messy memoir of grief. In these letters to Brian, Susan provides an unfiltered look into the personal experiences, thoughts and feelings during the first year after Brian passed away. With emotional honesty, she reviews the 27 years of their marriage, including the last few very difficult years of their time together, and she shows that it’s okay not to be okay. She offers hope that the hard edges of grief, its depth and intensity, will soften. It’s a unique read for anyone experiencing loss, for anyone offering support to someone experiencing loss, or for anyone who just wants to have a good cry.