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Novak's story of grief offers hope to hurting families

Fri, 2012-11-16 10:00 -- univcomm
November 16, 2012

Misty Novak had no idea what she would experience after losing her son, Zachary, 25, in a plane crash more than six years ago.

Novak, of Anderson [and a 1978 graduate of Anderson University], had countless books about grief but she didn’t feel like any of them properly addressed the emotions of the first year.

“A lot of books skimmed it but none really talked about what that first year was like,” she said. “I got a lot of nudging that I should write about it. It was like a calling for me.”