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A Cracking of the Heart [NOOK Book]

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After losing a loved one, "pay attention to the ways in which your relationship continues."
So advised Sarah Horowitz in an interview she gave the day before her unexpected death. In A Cracking of the Heart, David Horowitz explores the legacy of his extraordinary daughter's short life, and narrates his quest for a deeper understanding of the child he lost.

A remarkable woman and gifted writer, Sarah was ...
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A Cracking of the Heart

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Overview

After losing a loved one, "pay attention to the ways in which your relationship continues."
So advised Sarah Horowitz in an interview she gave the day before her unexpected death. In A Cracking of the Heart, David Horowitz explores the legacy of his extraordinary daughter's short life, and narrates his quest for a deeper understanding of the child he lost.

A remarkable woman and gifted writer, Sarah was afflicted with a birth condition that, while complicating and ultimately shortening her life, never affected her dreams. From an early age, she displayed inspiring courage in facing her own difficulties and boundless compassion for the underserved and overlooked in many communities, from an autistic niece in her own family to uneducated children in Africa.

A Cracking of the Heart chronicles the separation of father and daughter through political and familial conflicts, and their slow reunion. Alternately searing and uplifting, it reconciles what could have been with what is, taking the reader through a father's love, frustration, admiration, and grief, to what lies beyond.

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David Horowitz's daughter Sarah was special. She was deaf, nearsighted, had a poor sense of direction, and was never able to drive. She could walk only with pain and difficulty, which got worse as she grew older. Her kinked aorta and other medical problems gave her every excuse to be disabled, but she insisted on soldiering on until her life was cut off, far too short. A Cracking of the Heart is distinguished not because it is a literary memoir of note but because it is a father's straight-from-the-soul tribute to a child he dearly loved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596981324
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 918,393
  • File size: 233 KB

Meet the Author

David Horowitz is the best-selling author of many books, including an autobiography Radical Son, and a memoir The End of Time, which Walter Isaacson has called “a powerful and poignant rumination on the meaning of life and the meaning of death.” He was a founder of the New Left movement of the 1960s and is now a conservative.
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