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Death of One's Own

Death of One's Own

by Gerda Lerner
     
 

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A touching memoir of a marriage, a family in crisis, a man faced with death. Rivoting, beautifully written, profoundly moving. A testimonial to love, courage, and honesty.

"Gerda Lerner�s search to extract meaning from death�s violent mystery glows with the humanist energy of an honest yet consoling and inspiring vision."---Helen Yglesias, New York

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A touching memoir of a marriage, a family in crisis, a man faced with death. Rivoting, beautifully written, profoundly moving. A testimonial to love, courage, and honesty.

"Gerda Lerner�s search to extract meaning from death�s violent mystery glows with the humanist energy of an honest yet consoling and inspiring vision."---Helen Yglesias, New York Times Book Review

"A book about courage, written without heroics or sentimentality...This is a story out of ordinary life, about love and endurance and loyalty."---Elizabeth Janeway, author

"This is a deeply moving and exquisitely sensitive account."---Daniel Schorr, journalist and author

"A great book...unflinchingly revelatory of its writer, a man, a marriage---reflective of the passionate richness the last passage of life can have."---Honor Moore, author and poet

"In her deeply moving document, Lerner copes with the moral questions of the patient�s right to know, his right to choose, his right to die...Though intensely personal, Lerner�s story speaks with a universal quality."---Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"This book gives one hope---that marriage, in the very real sense of the word, is still possible."---Eleanor Perry, screenwriter

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ISBN-13:
9780060907419
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1980

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