Growing Time Book By Sandol Stoddard

Growing Time (1969)—The New York Times Book Review described this tender story of a child confronting death and renewal as an “explanation of life, death and love that is exemplary and eloquent.” Foreshadowing the author’s later work as a champion of hospice care, Growing Time reflected her own personal experience with death and grief, portraying with great sensitivity a family’s experience of “the reality and meaning of death”—the loss of a beloved family pet—followed by awareness of “the continuity of life” in the form of a bouncing young puppy.