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Signs of Life A Memoir of Dying and Discovery (Paperback)

Author:  Tim Brookes
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0942679229
ISBN-13: 9780942679229
Sku: 30551417
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  280
Age Range:  NA
Brookes, known for his mastery of the English language, turns an account of the death of his mother into a work hailed as literature by book critics, and as moving testimony of the value of hospice care by leaders of the hospice movement.
What begins as straightforward investigative journalism about the hospice movement becomes a highly affecting personal memoir when the author receives news that his mother is dying of cancer. The resulting work shows the author's particular sensitivity to the role of spirituality in hospice, and the gap between hospice philosophy and real-life practice. In view of the latter, Brookes warns that he calls "[hospice's] graceful New Age ecumenical dance" is at risk in the contested ground between the orthodoxies of medical science and established religion.


Publishers Weekly
"Brookes presents an effective argument against the societal denial of death and praises the hospice movement for giving the dying both control and comfort." 01/06/1997

Kirkus Reviews
"[showing] his skill at weaving reporting and personal experience into a seamless whole....['Signs of Life' is] an affecting memoir by a talented writer. 01/01/97

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0280
Product attributePublisher:   Upper Access
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