On Grief, Hope, and Motorcycles: A Diary

On Grief, Hope, and Motorcycles: A Diary

by Candiya Mann

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At forty, Candiya thought her life was finally falling into place. Mike - her boyfriend, best friend, love of her life - was returning from the final deployment of his career. Now they could start their life together. They had made it through the stress of repeated deployments, and this was the sweet reward on the other side. The morning after his return, she got the call. Mike had been in a motorcycle accident, and "he didn't make it."

ON GRIEF, HOPE, AND MOTORCYCLES is a collection of Candiya's blog posts and ride reports, a diary that follows her journey from despair to healing, including the painful, funny, and absurd stories along the way. Raw, powerful, and beautiful, this book is an offering of hope to any reader who has experienced or will experience loss: that is to say, everyone.

"Mann intersperses stunningly honest journal entries with meditative road reports from her motorcycle adventures along the West Coast. Her insights are an affirmation of life in the aftermath of tragedy." -- Stephanie Chong, Where Demons Fear to Tread

"Mann brings the reader along for the ride with unflinching honesty." -- WSU Today

"On Grief, Hope, and Motorcycles is about spark: the spark of igniting a motorcycle engine, and the spark of reigniting one's life." – Ideaphoriana

On Grief, Hope, and Motorcycles: A Diary contains 71 blog posts and ride reports, plus endnotes. There are 71,978 words.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149866717
Publisher: Candiya Mann
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Candiya Mann does social science research and program evaluations for National Science Foundation grant recipients. She lives in Bremerton, Washington, in a little house full of houseplants, with a little garage full of motorcycles. On Grief, Hope, and Motorcycles: A Diary is the first book she has written.

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