At long last, the book about my first year of grief, Grief: The Great Yearning is available!
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March 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm
Congratulations on a job well done and one that will help a lot of folks. How is it for you now that is truly out there?
March 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm
I’m still spooked at the thought of having my raw pain out there, but I’ll get used to it. Getting the last proof copy and now seeing it available have set off a massive grief upsurge, but I’ll deal with that, too. The irony will be if the book doesn’t sell — all this angst for nothing.
March 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Congratulations, Pat! I’m sure this has been a difficult journey, but your words will undoubtedly touch a lot of readers. Best of luck with your latest release.
March 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Thank you, Deborah. I hope you’re right and that the book will help people. The bereft are so isolated, it’s good to know that others have undertaken the journey.
March 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm
And I just purchased it on Amazon for my Kindle! Thank you, Pat.
March 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm
Thank you, Amrita! I hope it doesn’t make you cry too much.
March 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm
rest in peace J.
Pat…congratulations for bringing this book to frution. Dont forget to be specially gentle on yourself for the next little while. xx
March 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Thanks for the reminder. As with everything else with grief, I didn’t expect my reaction. I thought I’d be relieved that it was finally published, but I’m just too sad. It’s brought home to me that he really is gone. I’ll be gentle on myself.
March 4, 2012 at 7:00 am
I’ve requested that the Nederland library purchase this book (as I requested that they add your novels to their growing collection, I am trying to promote the concept of a special shelf for Colorado authors) and if you’d like me to review it for bookpleasures send Norm an email request & copy me or just tell him that you want me to review it and he’ll pass that along. Also I’d like to recommend a book to you that might be helpful: The Quest by Margaret Guthrie (also a Colorado author). And come to think of it The Return by that author (which we published but she now has all the copies) also addresses the issues of loss and afterlife and spiritual ways to deal with the loss of loved ones. Now that this book is finished (i.e. published), I hope you keep on writing.
March 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm
I don’t have any print review copies yet, just ebook review copies, but when/if I get any, I’ll contact him.
March 5, 2012 at 6:20 am