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The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love

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In The Heart of Grief, Attig gives us an inspiring and profoundly insightful meditation on the meaning of grief, showing how it can be the path toward a lasting love of those who have died. Recounting dozens of stories of people who have struggled with deaths in their lives, he describes grieving as a transition from loving in presence to loving in separation. The thing we ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published September 19th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2000)
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Ericka Clouther
Actually it took me nearly five years to decide to stop reading it. It was pretty painful every time I read it. I'm not sure if it helped, but my ability to read some of it at a time was an interesting measure of the progress of my grief. Over five years, I mostly came to the same conclusions as the author, so I do agree with him.
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Excellent book for someone who has suffered a loss. I particularly enjoyed the stories that started each chapter and that the chapters themselves are so short.
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