A QUARTER GLASS OF MILK

The rawness of grief and the power of the mountains

By
Moire O'Sullivan
A Quarter Glass of Milk

When Moire O’Sullivan’s husband, Pete, took his own life, she was left with a stark choice: to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or get on with the quarter that was still remaining. An inspiring story of one woman's path to rebuild her family's life at the hardest of times.

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Paperback:
272 pages
Size:
226x155 mm
ISBN:
9781788492270

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ISBN:
9781788492621

When Moire O’Sullivan’s husband, Pete, took his own life, she was left with a stark choice: to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or get on with the quarter that was still remaining.

As Moire charts the first harrowing year after Pete’s death – the  shock, the loneliness and the difficulties of single parenting two young children – she also experiences glimpses of hope and acceptance as she trains to become a mountain leader. The people she meets through the mountains, as well as the peace and wild beauty of the Mournes, help Moire discover her inner strength and prove she is not alone in her struggles.

A year on from Pete’s death, Moire takes on a circuit of the Mournes: a winter run that reflects the dark struggles her husband went through, but which also shows the power of nature, and the healing support of community.

A raw and insightful story of grief and renewal.

MOIRE O’SULLIVAN is a mountain runner, adventure racer, author and mum. Her company, Happy Out Adventures, brings people onto the trails and mountain slopes, teaching them how to enjoy the outdoors happily and safely. She is the author of Mud, Sweat and Tears, Bump, Bike and Baby: Mummy’s Gone Adventure Racing and The Hound From Hanoi.

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