Tag Archives: memoirs about death

Book Review: “In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer” by Teva Harrison

Harrison uses hand-drawn comics to express complicated emotions

A cancer diagnosis affects everyone differently. Some people choose to spend the remaining years of their lives traveling. Some take up yoga, and some find comfort in music. Teva Harrison draws comics. In her moving book, “In -Between Days: A Memoir … Continue reading

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Book Review: “One Foot in Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse” by Heidi Telpner

A memoir of one woman’s experiences in assisting her clients with passing on from one life into the next

For the uninitiated, the concept of hospice may be hard to grasp. For one person it may involve involve a ward where a doctor sends a terminally ill patient at the end of his or her life. For another, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Redefining what it means to be strong mentally and physically in the face of loss

A few weeks ago, I was very pleased to find a book had magically downloaded on my Kindle.  I forgot I’d preordered it months ago after reading Cheryl Strayed’s essay, “The Love of My Life.”  After her mother died suddenly … Continue reading

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