Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358248361

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love--and how just one summer can forever change a life. Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can't stop thinking about the past, and the events of one particular summer. Then: Sixteen-year-old Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. He's failing his classes. At home he looks after his depressed father--when surely it should be the other way round--and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. But when Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. In order to spend time with Fran, Charlie must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling: The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet learned and performed in a theater troupe over the course of a summer. Now: Charlie can't go the altar without coming to terms with his relationship with Fran, his friends, and his former self. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.
Sweet Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: David Nicholls
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Mariner Books

From the best-selling author of One Day comes a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale about the heart-stopping thrill of first love--and how just one summer can forever change a life. Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight year old Charlie Lewis finds that he can't
Sweet Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Barbara De Simon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-01 - Publisher: Barbara De Simon

Twenty-something years poured out, giving our all, loving and supporting our boys through every single stage, until one day, he moves on to find a younger woman. Moms and their sons... It can be a pretty tight bond, but the time will come when mom will have to step aside
Sweet Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Sherry Cormier, Ph.D
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-08 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Sweet Sorrow illustrates through story and example, grounded in psychological principles and practices, ways for grief survivors to start over, manage chaos and stress, and heal with new strategies. Sweet Sorrow also provides recommendations for self-care and guidelines for responding to those suffering from heartbreaking losses.
Sweet Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Mark Wakely
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-01 - Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

This remarkable book-at times heart-breaking, at times humorous-is dazzling for its profound honesty. Like most of us, Mark Wakely had always put death in the too-hard basket. Around death he was painfully awkward, strangely self-conscious: death-shy. He was curiously distanced from his own parents' deaths. Thirty years later, he went
Sweet Sorrow
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Alan B. Eppel
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This book defines the centrality of love and loss in human life and in human meaning. Bowlby's Attachment theory forms the basis for understanding our selves and our relationships. The author proposes that love is the subjective experience of attachment and that dyadic relationships are the source of ultimate meaning.