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Book Title: FORGOTTEN TEARS: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief|
The author of the book: Nina Bennett
Date of issue: July 8th 2005
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.71 MB
Edition: Booklocker.com, Inc.
ISBN 13: 9781591137641
Read full description of the books FORGOTTEN TEARS: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief: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.
In addition to her talents as a writer, Nina Bennett is a healthcare professional and therefore adds very concrete and specific information with is extremely helpful.
I would like to include a quote Ms. Bennett put in her book because it feels so true and I feel this piece of advice is badly needed for all of us. She quotes Henri Nouwen, a priest who spent two years at the Menninger Clinic doing a fellowship. I can only hope that advice like his is taken. Nina Bennett is the catalyst for bringing such important advice to her reader. He said:
“When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares.”
This is a very tender book. Although this book is obviously the one most needed by grandparents who suffer the tragic loss of a grandchild, I recommend it to anyone undergoing the loss of a loved one, especially the loss of a child, or anyone who seeks to understand the impact such a loss means.
Read information about the authorNina 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 have appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. Nina is a contributing author to the Open to Hope Foundation.
"Searching for Grandma's Childhood Home" won the 2014 Northern Liberties Review Poetry Prize
Five Bridges won 2cnd place in the creative writing/poetry book category in the 2014 Delaware Press Association Communications contest.
Proceeds from Nina's book, Forgotten Tears, are donated to agencies dedicated to supporting bereaved families.
An amazing resource for bereaved grandparents, but also for anyone touched by the death of a child….the bibliography in itself is worth a zillion!
Kara Jones, Editor, A Different Kind of Parenting
Thank you so much for writing this lovely book. It is like you have a window into my soul.
Toni, bereaved grandmother
A great addition to the library of grief books
Betty Ewart, Editor, A Journey Together
national newsletter of Bereaved Parents USA
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