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HarperOne A Grief Observed

In April 1956, Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Lewis found himself alone and inconsolable. This is the unflinching account of how a stalwart believer lost his sense of bearings in the "mad midnight moment" of grief. 106 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
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Review 1 for A Grief Observed
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Date:January 30, 2013
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Mr Bobby
Location:Camden SC
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Mr. C S Lewis is an excellent author but this book is exactly what he says. It is solely about him. No thanks.
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Review 2 for A Grief Observed
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Highly recommended

Date:December 8, 2012
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Lucy
Location:Hickory Grove, South Carolina
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A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's account of his grief after his wife died of cancer. It is so comforting to read Lewis's perspective on loss which we all will face eventually, and to be able to find out how he coped with it and finally as he begins to understand it, as the book goes on. A Grief Observed is a very valuable resource to have and I highly recommend this to every reader, not only just to Lewis fans and to people who are or have experiences loss; but to everyone as Lewis is able to explain everything so well from his own experiences and from his heart.
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Review 3 for A Grief Observed
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Date:February 4, 2010
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Galen
This is the most heart-wrenchingly honest book that I've ever read about grief and loss, but yet at the same time, it is the most triumphant and hope-filled book I've ever read about grief and loss. I give it to friends who have lost ones and encourage them to read it after some time has past. The early honesty of Lewis' raw emotions can be rather off-putting, but it is honest and real. Don't stop reading it until the end - don't let the pain and honest throw you. This is a time for honesty, and Lewis has given the world a true gem.
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Review 4 for A Grief Observed
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Date:July 23, 2009
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Caroline Ryder
Recommended to me as a way of dealing with the break up of my childhood family (in adulthood) through divorce. The idea being that a divorce conjures up the same emotions as loss. It was a comfort to know that a man such as Lewis (a confirmed bachelor) could experience such deep emotions and unbridled love for his wife. All the more poignant because of the short time they spent together.
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Date:September 7, 2002
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Lacey
C.S. Lewis articulates his grief well. A good book for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
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