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posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Susan Rainey 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.

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