After Great Pain by Diane Cole
A New Life Emerges

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Like When Bad Things Happen to Good People, this compassionate and enlightening book is for anyone who has experienced profound loss. Cole uses her own experiences as the starting points for an inspiring journey through grief and healing to the emergence of a new self.
 

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Cole's work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Glamour, and Redbook.
 
Published January 15, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 208 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Taking a cue from Emily Dickinson (``After great pain, a formal feeling comes....''), Cole suggests that deep suffering, though painful, can be relieved and succeeded by a changed self;

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A series of severe personal losses and crises prompted freelance writer Cole's examination of grief as a transforming experience. While a college senior, she discovered the lump on her lover's jaw tha

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These events provide the framework for Cole's examination of the grieving process and the possibility it offers--or its imperative--that one acknowledge sorrow but also let go of negated dreams and dashed hopes to make room for ``a new life.'' While some readers may object to the repetitive, deta...

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