A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice

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Richard Russo
Down East Books, Apr 25, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo and five other Maine authors here prove that the close of life need not be filled with darkness, when hospice help is at hand. These writers recount intensely personal and profoundly moving end-of-life accounts that cover a wide spectrum of human experience. All six authors are donating their royalties to a Maine hospice; Down East will also donate 10 percent of proceeds to the same cause.

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

This book contains six stories of dealing with grief and working WITH hospice in Maine. As a book helping those dealing with the depths of grief, it holds hope that life will continue and that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I figured this would be a difficult read as my father passed away in a hospice home just one month ago. I had started it months before and set it aside. After Dad's death I picked it back up and was ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Richard Russo is the author of Empire Falls, a novel that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and was also named the year's best novel by Time magazine. The book was also adapted into an acclaimed HBO mini-series starring Paul Newman and Helen Hunt. He is also the author of the novels Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool, Straight Man and The Whore's Child and Other Stories. His most recent book is Bridge of Sighs, published by Knopf. Russo is also an accomplished screenwriter. He resides with his wife in coastal Maine.

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