Grief: The Great Yearning

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Grief: The Great Yearning is not a how-to but a how-done, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat Bertram wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief. This is an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.

"Grief: The Great Yearning by Pat Bertram is a book of empathic understanding. How many recently bereft have looked to society's guidelines for grieving and found these "norms" did not correspond to what ...

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Overview

Grief: The Great Yearning is not a how-to but a how-done, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat Bertram wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief. This is an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.

"Grief: The Great Yearning by Pat Bertram is a book of empathic understanding. How many recently bereft have looked to society's guidelines for grieving and found these "norms" did not correspond to what they were feeling? How many were left confused and even more depressed because they were not "progressing" like the experts said they should? Bertram's book is a comfort to those of us tossed into the grief whirlwind of disbelief and agony. The entire book is raw and real. Grief: The Great Yearning is a companion guide from someone who has already been there. It is a forever love letter."
-J J Dare, author of False Positive and False World.

"Grief: The Great Yearning by Pat Bertram is a wonderful tribute to Jeff (Bertram's deceased life mate/soul mate) and to Bertram's own stamina." -Malcolm R. Campbell, author of The Sun Singer and Sarabande

"Everyone needs to read Grief: A Great Yearning by Pat Bertram. It's the best grief book I've ever read, and I have read the Kübler-Ross books and The Year of Magical Thinking. Pat Bertram's book feels like what most of us would experience, makes me feel what she is feeling, and it's written from the inside out."
-Brenda Buckner Wallace, author of Brilliant Prey

"If people were to ask me for an example of how grief can be faced in order for the healthiest outcome, I would refer them to Grief: The Great Yearning, which should be the grief process bible. Pat Bertram's willingness to confront grief head on combined with her openness to change is the epitome of good mental health."
-Leesa Healy, Consultant in Emotional-Mental Health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935171591
  • Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,196,245
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Bertram is the author of four novels:
A Spark of Heavenly Fire, More Deaths Than One, Daughter Am I, and Light Bringer. Bertram's first non-fiction book, Grief: The Great Yearning, is a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Bertram wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief after the death of her life mate/soul mate.
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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    A must read for the grieving wife.

    When first reading it was painful, sometimes had to put down and walk away to compose myself, then as pages turned I realized that every word that Pat is writing is a mirror of how I am feeling.The letters she wrote her husband and the journals on her blog is just me.I told my Dr. that she has said the painful words for me. To know that someone else feels the exact same as yourself is amazing. I am sure there are many other women feeling the same but don't realize that the pain of loosing one's husband is so common. How could they be so similar? They are and I commend and thank her for writing what I myself felt, but couldn't say. I am buying for my children to help them know how I feel.I am hoping to find a similar book for my grieving children after loosing their father.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Rose

    Do you hear that? Whispers. Listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Av(aline) Potter

    I think its in the back sis. Dont ask Madam Pince because shes just awful. Gotta go Ive got Quidditch practice and the Snitch isnt gonna wait for me to catch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Nicholle

    "I dont hear anything!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    LIBRARY

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