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Andrea Gilats


Writer, educator, artist, and former yoga teacher Andrea (Andy) Gilats is the author of two books,
After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief  and Restoring Flexibility: A Gentle Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age, as well as many articles and essays.

During her long career at the University of Minnesota, she cofounded and directed the legendary Split Rock Arts Program, a nationally renowned series of workshops in visual arts and creative writing.

Andrea Gilats


Writer, educator, artist, and former yoga teacher Andrea (Andy) Gilats is the author of two books,
After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief  and Restoring Flexibility: A Gentle Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age, as well as many articles and essays.

During her long career at the University of Minnesota, she co-founded and directed the legendary Split Rock Arts Program, a nationally renowned series of workshops in visual arts and creative writing.

INTRODUCING

After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

An intensely moving and revelatory memoir of enduring and emerging from exceptional grief.

February 15, 2022​
University of Minnesota Press

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INTRODUCING

After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

An intensely moving and revelatory memoir of enduring and emerging from exceptional grief.

February 15, 2022​
University of Minnesota Press

Read more about the book

Available for pre-order now!

order from SubText Books, St. Paul Minnesota’s favorite independent bookseller

order from your nearest independent bookseller through indiebound

order from Amazon

order from Barnes & Noble

Featured:

Listen to Andy’s podcast interview with Gloria and Heidi Horsley of Open to Hope

With more than two million visitors per month, Open to Hope is a sought-after website for sharing our stories of loss, grief, and healing.

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“I lived with that acute, prolonged grief for almost a decade.”

Andy was honored to be featured in “What is Prolonged Grief Disorder?,” award-winning health writer Erin Boyle’s excellent article for HealthCentral. This thoroughly researched article combines expert information about grief gone awry with the tragic stories of two women, one of whom is Andy, who suffered from prolonged, debilitating grief.

Read the article at healthcentral.com

Reviews of After Effects

Andrea Gilats has given us a beautifully written story of the heartbreaking problem of complicated grief… Her detailed, honest account of almost two decades of intense suffering after the loss of her beloved life partner will help others understand that there is no shame in grieving this way—that grief is a form of love.
Katherine Shear, M.D., founding director, Columbia University Center for Prolonged Grief

In this illuminating, thoughtful and beautifully written memoir, [Andrea] Gilats takes us on her journey as she experienced, for 10 years, prolonged or “complicated” grief. …When you finish the last paragraph you are going to think, “I’d like to meet this woman.”
Mary Ann Grossmann, books editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press
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Gilats’ story of loss, despair and eventual peace is a roadmap of despair and recovery. …A brave memoir indeed!
Laurie Hertzel, books editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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Photographer John Gregor tells us that this abandoned meander was once part of the Mississippi River. After a flood changed the course of the river, this former bend was cut off, creating a self-contained lake. That’s why it’s called an abandoned meander.

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Get in Touch

Visit the contact page to send Andy a message.