About The Book.
On September 21, 2014, Pati Poblete’s beloved son Robby was killed by gun violence in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Vallejo, CA. He was 23 years old. A Better Place is a mother’s story of loss and redemption as she weaves her path through the tragedy.
Poblete takes readers on a raw, heartbreaking journey from the scene of the crime, to a worldwide quest to understand Robby’s unfulfilled plans – all while trying to make sense of what has happened. Through her writing, she reveals how his death has changed her and how she used the horrifying experience to make sure her son’s legacy endures.
A documentary about Poblete’s story is now in the works. You can find a brief promo clip HERE.
“This is not a self-help guide, it is simply my story of how losing my son to gun violence shattered my world, my faith, my sense of community, and how I was able to rebuild my life through my son’s sense of adventure, fearlessness, and love for life.”
– Pati Poblete
Why You Need This Book.
Hundreds of self-help books are available on grief and loss, however, these “how to” guides were of no comfort to Poblete in the aftermath of her son’s death. According to Poblete, there is no “how to” when it comes to recovering from such a loss. It’s more helpful to know you are not alone. Poblete found comfort in hearing other stories of loss and recovery and she hopes her memoir will provide comfort to others.
Sadly, Pati Poblete is one of the thousands of people coping with gun violence today. Though her story is heartbreaking, it provides hope and inspiration to people showing that they too can heal and find peace after an insurmountable tragedy.
“An eloquent message of comfort directed toward fellow travelers.”
– Kirkus Reviews