Taylor Trade Publishing
Trim: 5¼ x 7
978-0-7627-8084-6 • Hardback • October 2012 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-0-7627-8814-9 • Paperback • June 2015 • $14.95 • (£11.99)
978-0-7627-8972-6 • eBook • October 2012 • $9.99 • (£7.99)
Armen Bacon is a regular contributor to The Fresno Bee and has a daily radio feature titled Live, Laugh, Love. For two decades she has served as a media spokeswoman for education.
Nancy Miller has been an English and composition instructor at the university and junior college levels for more than seventeen years.
By exploring Griefland together, Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller remind us that the only way to traverse this terrain, so studded with landmines and bottomless chasms, is to hold someone's hand. A journey through Griefland is not a welcome passage, but discovering that you don't have to make it alone makes each step a little easier.
— Carla Malden, author of AfterImage
It's the tragedy no one wants to imagine: the death of our child. These moms had me from the first chapter. From the honesty of their raw pain to the ways they helped each other through words that spoke of memories, anger, comfort, and eventual acceptance, I fell in love with the children they lost and the friendship they forged. You will learn, empathize, shed tears, share a laugh—and, if you need it, find comfort from the beautiful words that helped these two authors heal themselves and each other. Full of insight, emotion, and unforgettable images that honor the process of parenting and the value of connection.
— Randye Kaye, author of Ben Behind His Voices
Loss and grief are definitive in the human condition, and the loss of a child trumps all. In Griefland, Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller conjure an anatomy of loss, and the grim climb back to a livable life after it, even though those lives will be forever changed.
— Leslie Heywood, author of Pretty Good for a Girl and The Proving Grounds
Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller . . . courageously write their way into the darkest of the dark nights and they refuse to blink. Their writing takes us deep into pain without apology. They are relentless in their prose, in their honesty. . . . Bacon and Miller have survived, continue to survive, and have rendered their journey in a poetic prose that is both heartbreaking and inspiring.
— Doug Rice, author of Dream Memoirs
The powerful and lyrical story of two women whose words and astonishing friendship helped them survive the ultimate loss.