At some time in our lives, most of us have been in need of healing -- whether physical recovery from illness or rebounding from an emotional wound. In Healing, twenty distinguished writers offer inspiration for such times of crisis with their compelling personal accounts of regaining health and stability in the face of adversity.
The powerful essays in this book encompass a wide range of experiences. In "Night Rhythms," John T. Price describes how he made peace with his brother's death by helping children hospitalized with cerebral palsy sleep through the night. In "Last Things," Debra Spark writes about living with and caring for her sister as she struggles with cancer. And in "Falling into Life," Leonard Kriegel seeks strength in the memories of his successful childhood battle against polio as he grows weak in old age.
With contributions by such renowned voices as Diane Ackerman, Oliver Sacks, Tracy Kidder, and Anatole Broyard, this remarkable anthology offers invaluable insight into the epiphany of recovery: the memorable burst of clarity and recognition that marks our healing moments.