When all that's left of Me is Love by Linda Campanella
When All That's Left of Me Is Love is an intensely personal story about one family's determination to enjoy life while anticipating death. Linda Campanella's emotional account of her last year with her mother, Nancy Sachsse, wrote itself on the pages of her mind as she lay awake unable to sleep in the days and weeks following Nan's death one year and one day after a diagnosis of terminal cancer. It is a heartwarming memoir filled with insights and inspirations that will help anyone jolted into confronting the inevitability and sudden imminence of death. Join the author as she reconstructs and relives a year of living while dying and, in the process, comes to terms with the pain and permanence of her loss. When All That's Left of Me Is Love is indeed a sad story born of death, but it is above all an uplifting portrait of living, loving, believing, and letting go. It is a celebration of the special bond between mothers and daughters, a touching love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, and even a case for happy hour. This story of a daughter's undying love for her dying mother will move and inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.
A sad story.
An uplifting story.
A true story.
This is a book that shows a real person, with real emotions, going through one of the most painful events in life, loosing one's Mother to cancer. What is great about this book is that it is full of emails and some letters written by the author during the year of her mother’s illness, the reader gets to feel exactly what Linda was feeling at the time. The story has moments of sunshine and obvious moments of utter sadness. But it is a reality that is unfortunately too common. It is a beautiful book and a must read.
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