Griefland : An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss, and Unlikely Friendship

Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller

Armen Bacon (Narrator) and Nancy Miller (Narrator)

01-01-13

4hrs 22min

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01-01-13

4hrs 22min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Self-Help

Description

Griefland. It's a place no one wants to visit—a place without borders where language is inadequate and pain is constant. It's a place where every morning, one awakens to the stark reality that a loved one will never be seen, heard—or embraced—again. This is a place that Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller know all too well, for both of them, when they met, had lost a child to drug addiction. Both of them had also enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class life—until it was rocked by the sudden death of a son Alex, and a daughter, Rachel. 

Griefland provides an intimate portrait of what tragedy does to the human soul, how it changes one's life, and most important, how it can be survived. With achingly beautiful language, this book explores the acute moment-to-moment experience of grief. But it also transcends that and speaks to the redemptive power of friendship, trust, intimacy, and love. Together they discover a will and desire to move forward, recognizing that life is the ultimate prize for those who survive this excruciating journey.

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2012
Release Date January 1, 2013
Release Date Machine 1356998400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Health & Wellness, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Psychology & Mental Health, Nonfiction - Adult, Nonfiction - All
Author Bio
Armen Bacon

Armen Bacon made her authorial debut with the powerful memoir, Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship (Globe Pequot Press, 2012). Her new book, My Name is Armen - A Life in Column Inches (The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2014), is based on a decade’s worth of essays, many of them originally written as columns for The Fresno Bee. She writes about family and her Armenian roots, friends, love/loss, life travels and sacred advice gathered along life’s wondrous journey. Her writing has appeared in Maria Shriver’s Architects for Change, The Fresno Bee, Central Valley Magazine, The Armenian Reporter and Asbarez. Currently an op-ed columnist for The Fresno Bee, Armen is busy working on her next book project titled, Daring to Breathe.

Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller (1955- ) was born in Fresno, California, to an Armenian father and Irish/German mother (nee Josephine). She grew up in the Central Valley, graduating from California State University, Fresno in 1999 with a master’s degree in English Literature. She has taught English and literature at the college and university levels since 1996 and served for more than six years as managing editor for The Business Journal in Fresno. Her first book, “Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship,” co-authored with Armen Bacon, makes its debut in October, 2012. She lives in Olympia, Washington.

Narrator Bio
Armen Bacon

Armen Bacon made her authorial debut with the powerful memoir, Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship (Globe Pequot Press, 2012). Her new book, My Name is Armen - A Life in Column Inches (The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2014), is based on a decade’s worth of essays, many of them originally written as columns for The Fresno Bee. She writes about family and her Armenian roots, friends, love/loss, life travels and sacred advice gathered along life’s wondrous journey. Her writing has appeared in Maria Shriver’s Architects for Change, The Fresno Bee, Central Valley Magazine, The Armenian Reporter and Asbarez. Currently an op-ed columnist for The Fresno Bee, Armen is busy working on her next book project titled, Daring to Breathe.

Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller (1955- ) was born in Fresno, California, to an Armenian father and Irish/German mother (nee Josephine). She grew up in the Central Valley, graduating from California State University, Fresno in 1999 with a master’s degree in English Literature. She has taught English and literature at the college and university levels since 1996 and served for more than six years as managing editor for The Business Journal in Fresno. Her first book, “Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship,” co-authored with Armen Bacon, makes its debut in October, 2012. She lives in Olympia, Washington.

Overview

Griefland. It's a place no one wants to visit—a place without borders where language is inadequate and pain is constant. It's a place where every morning, one awakens to the stark reality that a loved one will never be seen, heard—or embraced—again. This is a place that Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller know all too well, for both of them, when they met, had lost a child to drug addiction. Both of them had also enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class life—until it was rocked by the sudden death of a son Alex, and a daughter, Rachel. 

Griefland provides an intimate portrait of what tragedy does to the human soul, how it changes one's life, and most important, how it can be survived. With achingly beautiful language, this book explores the acute moment-to-moment experience of grief. But it also transcends that and speaks to the redemptive power of friendship, trust, intimacy, and love. Together they discover a will and desire to move forward, recognizing that life is the ultimate prize for those who survive this excruciating journey.

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