His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death.

I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it."—Danielle Steel

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him—and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel's tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing, and understanding to us all.
 

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I was so excited to get this book. I have been searching for it for quite some time. Big fan of Danielle Steel this book gives you insight of who she is and what she has been through. Great book. Received great service from this seller. Read full review

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Truly makes you appreciate what those affected by Bipolar go through. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
25
Section 4
35
Section 5
69
Section 6
79
Section 7
101
Section 8
110
Section 12
171
Section 13
181
Section 14
187
Section 15
205
Section 16
225
Section 17
236
Section 18
241
Section 19
269

Section 9
117
Section 10
135
Section 11
159
Section 20
279
Section 21
297
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About the author (2009)

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, Miracle, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.


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