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Bone, Breath, and Fire: A Daughter's Search for her Missing Father --- Memoir in process


Bonnie O'Brien Jonsson writes with compelling authenticity in this heartfelt, deeply touching and beautifully written memoir of tragedy, healing, and joy. Through her own encounters with pain and loss and death - which face us all - she offers the inspiration and practical tools that everyone needs. This is an important, even timeless book that stands out in its intelligence, craft, heart, and uplifting hard-won wisdom.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.



Bonnie O'Brien Jonsson's poignant memoir in process, Bone, Breath and Fire, artfully leads the reader on a deep and universal human journey through loss. From feeling contracted and confined, silent and alone, in a box of pain and grief. Through the fluidity, softening, and ripening born of embracing the rawness of lived experience. Choosing to face every aspect and nuance of death in the caring companionship of others. Becoming a dedicated and skillful teacher herself in the profound wisdom teachings of mortality that bring us fully alive.


Linda Graham, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being; Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.


Bonnie O'Brien Jonsson's future book: Bone, Breath, and Fire: A Daughter's Search for Her Missing Father tracks the author's insightful journey from fear and loss to becoming a fully integrated, loving, engaged, woman. Bonnie, who as a child repressed her emotions regarding her missing father so strongly that she compromised her health, found her way through selfless work in the healing professions, meditation, and personal reflection to become the woman she is today.  As Bonnie helped others to heal, she became able to understand her past trauma and make it more bearable.   


Susan Halpern, MSW, author of The Etiquette of Illness: What to Say When You Can't Find the Words; Finding the Words: Candid Conversations with Loved Ones.