Travels With My Grief

By Susan Bloch

When Susan Bloch lost her partner John far too early, she faced her grief with courage – and what many would term a moment of madness.

Giving up her successful career in the UK, she moved overnight to India, facing not just the uncertainties and worries of a new life in a strange land – and being one of the only white women in a high-powered corporate role – but coping with her own very real grief at the death of her husband.

Susan’s brave – and some might say unconventional – approach to tackling her grief provides a compelling and very human insight into loss of a loved one, and at the same time delivers a beautifully written love letter to India in all its vibrant, chaotic, life-affirming glory.

Refreshingly honest and highly emotive, Travels with My Grief is as engaging as it is inspiring, and is more than a simple self-help manual or travelogue. This book is a genuinely life-changing read, and one that should be read by anyone who wants an insight into the joys, belief, spirituality and hope that living can bring us all.

About Susan Bloch

Susan Bloch is a writer, published author and leading executive coach. Author of four business books (that have been published in English, German, Polish, Mandarin and Turkish), Susan is a regular contributor to several literary journals. A South African by birth, and now based in Seattle, Susan is an accomplished international speaker and avid traveler, and an experienced self-promoter and media user. When she is not writing or consulting, Susan enjoys Yoga, hiking and spending time with her grandchildren. She lives in Seattle.

News & Reviews


‘Emotionally raw, endearingly wry, and sweetly seductive.’ – Kim Barnes, Pulitzer finalist and author of In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country

‘A savoury, sensual, sparkling memoir you won’t forget.’ – Dori Jones Yang, author of When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China’s Reawakening

‘Heart-wrenching and gorgeous. Travels with my Grief is a marvellous, dazzling memoir.’ – Priscilla Long, author of Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?