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posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Susan Lower   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 12:17 PM by Linda M Au ]
  
Resilient Spirit: Poems For Lorraine
By: Nancy Esther James 

is now available from Finishing Line Press. 

An excerpt from the foreword: 

One year in the late 1990s, my niece, writing her annual Christmas letter, shared news of her mother’s situation. Lorraine, she wrote, was now living in a residence designed for patients in later stages of dementia. Although Lorraine’s memory and her ability to perform everyday tasks were diminishing, she seemed contented and good-humored. “She has a peaceful, resilient spirit,” Beverly wrote.

    I thought, What a wonderful phrase to be remembered by—a “peaceful, resilient spirit.”

This book tells the story, as I observed and experienced it, of Lorraine’s final years—the story of what changed in her mind and body, and what remained of her spirit.

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CONGRATULATIONS, NANCY, on the publication of your new chap book!

 

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