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Bittersweet : how sorrow and longing make us whole

Cain, Susan. (Author).

Summary: Cain employs a mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing, and the surprising lessons these states of mind teach us about creativity, compassion, leadership, spirituality, mortality and love. Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy when beholding beauty. But bittersweetness is not, as we tend to think, just a momentary feeling or event. It’s also a way of being, a storied heritage. Our artistic and spiritual traditions – amplified by recent scientific and management research – teach us its power.

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  • ISBN: 9780451499783 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: 2022

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Grief

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Niagara Falls. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Niagara Falls Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chippawa 155.2 Cai 38080500406192 Adult Available -
Community Centre 155.2 Cai 38080500406200 Adult Reshelving -

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