Drowning In Grief
A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Teri Harman is a beautiful book about life, love and grief. It is set in the 1990’s.
This book is such a beautiful read in spite of it being a study in grief. Grief may consume us as we drown under its weight. “You need a reason to live after a tragedy.”
Picking up the pieces is not always easy. How do we begin to live again when all we feel is pain? “Sometimes it takes someone else to heal our pain.” We don’t always know what we need.
What would it feel like to wake up one day and realise the last six years of our lives were missing? What tragedy befell that our mind shut it out? Or are we just going mad? “What… had stolen her memory and broken her mind?” Grief can do strange things.
We need to heal our pain. Others stand beside us showing unconditional love. “That Abby gave him all that without question surprised him.” Some people have huge hearts that extend love to those in need.
Everyone has scars. Some are visible, others not. “You have scars too, old and new.”
Great love does not die. It lasts beyond the grave.
A Thousand Sleepless Nights is such a beautiful read, even in its pain. The reader ‘feels’ the great love. Love that persists in spite of pain. This is a very unique story and one that I loved. It is impossible to read this book and remain unchanged. The love, the pain, the grief reach out from the pages to touch the reader’s heart.
A perfectly beautiful read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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About The Book
Is love stronger than grief?
After the death of her Aunt Jetty, the woman who raised her, Matilda White packs a single suitcase, leaving behind her home, her small town in Kansas, and the man she’s supposed to marry.
Henry Craig is a writer—if only he could find the right words. While sitting at a worn table in a Detroit library he sees a new librarian, Matidla, and suddenly the world erupts with words.
Six years later, Matilda and Henry load their young daughter Lucy, two antique typewriters, and a box of Henry’s love letters into the car and head off to a new life. But one snowstorm and a slippery road take it all away. In that black moment of tragedy Matilda turns to Henry and says, “I wish I’d never met you.”
The world goes dark.
Matilda wakes up in Jetty’s dilapidated house with no memory of the last six years. Beside her on the bed, a book and an antique typewriter.
Henry wakes up in his familiar spot in the library, a book and old typewriter squatting on the table beside him. He can’t remember the last six years.
Can words on a typed page, sent from one typewriter to another, push aside tar-thick pain and resurrect love?
About The Author
Teri Harman has believed in all things wondrous and haunting since her childhood days of sitting in the highest tree branches reading Roald Dahl and running in the rain imagining stories of danger and romance. She’s the author of three previous books: Blood Moon, Black Moon, and Storm Moon. She also writes about books for ksl.com, and contributed regular book segments to “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker,” Utah’s number one lifestyle show. She lives in Utah with her husband and three children.
Thank you for your review on “A Thousand Sleepless Nights” by Teri Harman. I love the concept of this book and it sounds amazing. I’d love the opportunity to read it.