Only Spring: On Mourning the Death of My Son: A Father's Story of a Child's Gift of Love

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Livingston survived the tragedy of child loss twice in as many years when one son committed suicide and the other died of leukemia. This account, crafted from the journal he kept, traces his son Lucas's courageous battle with leukemia and Livingston's cycle of faith lost and hope regained.
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Overview

Livingston survived the tragedy of child loss twice in as many years when one son committed suicide and the other died of leukemia. This account, crafted from the journal he kept, traces his son Lucas's courageous battle with leukemia and Livingston's cycle of faith lost and hope regained.
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What People Are Saying

Ben Bradlee
This book has the power of a sledgehammer and the tenderness of the saddest love story. Be prepared to cry your heart out and learn about coping, about strength, and about hope.
—Former executive editor, Washington Post
Bernie Siegel
Don't wait for a tragedy to teach you about the preciousness of life and love. Let Lucas's life and Only Spring be your teachers.
— Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
Elizabeth Mehren
Day by day, Only Spring takes us along the arduous path that comes with the loss of a child. There is no way around this dreadful, aching grief, but as Gordon Livingston demonstrates, what we learn by going through it is the deepest, purest form of love.
— Author of Born Too Soon and After the Darkest Hour
Frank Conroy
This extraordinary book will truly haunt the reader with the places that the author goes in his mind and soul in response to the harshness of his fate.
— Director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of Body and Soul
Jerome Frank
Beautifully written, Only Spring is a deeply moving and inspiring testimonial.
—Professor Emeritus Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University
Nancy Mairs
Anyone who has mourned the death of a beloved child will take comfort from Gordon Livingston's unsparing but ultimately heartening narrative of loss, grief, and healing.
—Author of Ordinary Time
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569246597
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 4.68 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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