There Goes the Bride

There Goes the Bride

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Book - 2009
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We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness , George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to deal with our losses efficiently--not by graduating through static phases. Weaving in explorations of mourning rituals and the universal experiences of the death of a parent or child, Bonanno examines how our inborn emotions--anger and denial, but also relief and joy--help us deal effectively with loss. And grieving goes beyond mere sadness: it can deepen interpersonal connections and often involves positive experiences. In the end, mourning is not predictable, but incredibly sophisticated. Combining personal anecdotes and original research, The Other Side of Sadness is a must-read for those going through the death of a loved one, mental health professionals, and readers interested in neuroscience and positive psychology.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780465013609
0465013600
9780312387006
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 22 cm.

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zipread
May 08, 2016

There Goes the Bride --- by MC Beaton.
If you care to look at my list of books read you’ll find that I’ve become rather fond of this author. Her novels are indeed murder mysteries but while the do challenge you to solve the crime, they are none the less written a gentle, even amusing style. The determined reader will fund her all-too-short stories elegantly crafted and quite satisfying. To be recommended, even soothing.

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Palomino
Mar 05, 2013

All Agatha Raisin books are charming in a bitter way.

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gailreiter
Jul 08, 2012

My first book by this author. I will not be reading any more.

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lindylou19player
Feb 01, 2012

I Like this series although it is very simply written, I enjoy her storylines. She packs a lot into a very small book!

deBerry116 Aug 24, 2011

I found it a bit disjointed and not up to
her usual standard.

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emerge
Mar 09, 2011

I had heard alot about this series so decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, it's not for me. I found the plot simplistic, the heroine thoroughly unlikable & the murderer obvious from about the second chapter.

MsMarple Apr 23, 2010

Another enjoyable account of Agatha's bumbling yet successful detecting. Several laugh out loud moments as well as thoughtful insights. A good read as usual.

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