The Birds Still Sing is an outstanding narrative of hope, acceptance, and finding the courage to tell one’s story.

The Birds Still Sing is an outstanding narrative of hope, acceptance, and finding the courage to tell one’s story.

ReadersMagnet Review presents a compelling memoir of one woman’s journey of loss, struggle, and hope. Today, we will feature Grace Tallman’s The Birds Still Sing: My Journey of Resilience Through Postpartum Depression, one of the latest non-fiction works inspiring readers to rise above life’s complex challenges.

The Birds Still Sing: A Story of Hope

The Birds Still Sing: My Journey of Resilience Through Postpartum Depression is the complete title of Grace Tallman’s amazing and inspiring memoir. Released in 2019, the book chronicles Tallman’s childhood, bout with Postpartum Depression, and finding the courage to hope and succeed. Grace Tallman shares how she grew up on a Mennonite farm in Canada. Together with her ten siblings, Grace was no stranger to hard work. Their father was an abusive disciplinarian who mellowed as the years passed. Their mother was a kind-hearted Christian woman who was loved by many. 

Tallman eventually married, and their union produced two children, a boy and a girl. Life seemed perfect. At the age of 41, Grace was just starting a new career as a chaplain in a veterans’ hospital when she unexpectedly became pregnant with her third child. After giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, Grace should have been happy. However, the passing away of her mother and brother made her depressed. Grace began to spiral down, and at her darkest moments, she even contemplated killing herself—and her baby. Desperate, Grace turned to her doctor and, after attempting to hang herself, Grace was committed to a psychiatric ward.  

“The Birds Still Sing: My Journey of Resilience Through Postpartum Depression is an invaluable and inspiring read for anyone who is struggling to re-discover meaning and purpose in life after a devastating experience. Readers will be riveted by the bold, real-life account of a young mother who plunges into the depths of darkness and emerges as a stronger, more grounded person. Although the story focuses on postpartum depression, this is a book that will resonate with any readers who have struggled with a difficult challenge of any kind in their life, whether it is a major loss, relationship break-up, or a physical or mental health crisis….”

Grace Tallman’s The Bird Still Sings is divided into three parts. The memoir begins with Grace’s story and family background, including some typical color family photographs. In the second part, we learn more about her character. Grace claims that resilience is the key to recovery and that anyone can develop it. Included in the chapter is a thoughtful, essaylike discussion she wrote, “Resilience is the Result of Hundreds of Tiny Steps.” We also discover details of Grace’s own process of recovery. Drawing from her experience, she presents to readers valid pointers and guides. She also recognizes how exercise helped and describes some therapy. In the third part, Grace provides ideas for preventing and caring for postpartum depression, including awareness and education. Tallman writes with smooth prose, flows quickly, and remains concise and gentile in sharing even some of the roughest and darkest experiences. 

About the Author

Grace Tallman is an author, counselor, and coach who has dedicated his life to helping others who are dealing with life’s difficult challenges. Her own experiences, as well as her training in both physical and mental health and counseling, enabled Grace to reach out to others who are in need of guidance and wisdom. Grace Tallman is well versed in Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour, Solution Focused Therapies as well as Psychological Rehabilitation. Grace Tallman currently lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, Bruce. She owns a private practice as a certified grief counselor. Tallman shares her wisdom and spends her time as an inspirational speaker for workshops and grief support groups.

To know more about Grace Tallman and her works, purchase a copy of her book or visit her official website today.