A Grief Observed
Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing is a study of a woman, Joy Stone, overcome by grief, guilt, and self-hatred. Narrated by Joy herself, her life is agonisingly observed, taking the reader through a dark descent into a striking portrait of mental illness. Even so, the novel is laced with humour, and ultimately hope, as Joy gradually learns to begin to forgive, and understand, herself.
When I look around, I see lot of grief and sadness. I see lot of great, wonderful, talented people - who if provided the right guidance can be one of the most happiest and successful people in this place. This books provides all such people an insight on being happy. It teaches them how easy it is to be happy. This book is a compilation of various techniques that worked for me in becoming a happier person and for those around me whom I have observed transforming into a happier and better human being.
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-05-02 Pages: 64 Language: English Publisher: Faber and Faber A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage Painfully honest. in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings. this is a book that details his paralysing grief. bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose.
In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life.
Meghan O'Rourke was thirty-two when her mother died of cancer on Christmas Day, 2008. As a writer, even in the depths of her grief, she was fascinated by what she observed of herself in the aftermath: the rage she felt, not only at what had happened to her mother, but also at the inability of people to acknowledge her pain; her sense that the meaning of her life had changed fundamentally with the loss of a parent; the way that the reassuringly familiar often became somehow completely new and strange.
I Follow in the Dust She Raises is a collection of deeply personal poems born from a life sharply observed. Martin takes readers from the mountains of the West to the shores of Alaska, as she delves into the rippling depth of childhood experiences, tracks the moments that change a life, and settles into the fine grooves of age. Exploring the ties of family and grief, Martin s unflinching poetry ripples with moments of extraordinary beauty plucked from what seem like ordinary lives.
In the spirit of such classics as When Bad Things Happen to Good People, A Grief Observed, and When Things Fall Apart, More Beautiful Than Before examines the many ways we experience pain physical, psychological, or emotional and how we can transform pain into a more beautiful and meaningful life. As the leader of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, one of America s largest and most important congregations located in the heart of Los Angeles, Rabbi Steven Z.
In Roseborough, Jane Roberts Wood returns with a keenly observed tale of bighearted people in small-town Texas. Three weeks after Mary Lou s Gypsy husband dies, her fourteen-year-old daughter, Echo, runs away. Numbed by grief and grounded only by her job at the Dairy Queen, Mary Lou impulsively signs up for Anne Hamilton s single-parenting class at the nearby community college.
Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C.S. Lewis. Their marriage was immortalized in the film Shadowlands and Lewis's memoir, A Grief Observed. Now, through extraordinary new documents as well as years of research and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves.