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FORGOTTEN TEARS: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief

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Forgotten Tears, written by a bereaved grandmother, portrays the unique grief journey of grandparents. It reviews the traditional stages and theories of grief, and contains quotes from leading grief authorities as well as personal accounts from bereaved grandparents.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 8th 2005 by, Inc.
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Bobbi Lurie
Apr 23, 2010 Bobbi Lurie rated it it was amazing
Nina Bennett’s book, “Forgotten Tears,” is the first book I know of to address the issue of what grandparents must deal with when their grandchild dies.

Although Ms. Bennett focuses on the loss faced by grandparents, this in no way is a book which restricts itself to that aspect of grief alone. I felt that my own loss, although I am not a grandmother, found an avenue of catharsis and a sense of understanding through this most sensitive, thoughtful and thorough book.

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Jan 19, 2012 Jan rated it it was amazing
Nina Bennett's third grandchild, Maddy, was stillborn. Bennett, a poet and a health care worker in behavioral medicine as well as a prose writer, writes about her grief journey after the day of Maddy's birth and death during labor. Her wonderful book shows the sensitivity to emotion and to beauty of a poet, the understanding of a bereavement professional, and the life experience and love of a grandmother. It reaches out to others who have had similar experiences and whose grief may not always be ...more
May 03, 2011 Dianne rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book. I have already had the role of the bereaved parent, since my own son died in 1996. Sadly, I am now a bereaved grandparent. The author of this book, who's granddaughter was stillborn, takes on the same intensity of grieving that you would find in a parent, and most of the information in the book is the same as in the grief self-books for parents. I am definitely grieving over the loss of my own precious granddaughter, but I know it is not the same for me as it ...more
Mar 22, 2009 Markdel rated it it was amazing
A tour de force by a grief professional. A must read for anyone who has lost a grandchild, but also a must read for anyone who is interested in the process of grieving for any loss.
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Who did you give this book to and why? 1 1 Feb 01, 2012 09:46PM  
Nina Bennett is a healthcare professional with a subspecialty in bereavement issues and secondary traumatic stress. Her chapbook, Sound Effects, was published in 2013 by Broadkill Press as part of their Key Poetry Series. Nina's poem "Deja Vu" took third place in the Out & About magazine poetry contest, and her poem "They Do" was nominated for 2012 Best of the Net. Her articles and poetry ...more
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