When Dr Kate McGarry was diagnosed with an advanced cancer of unknown origin she resolved to write a book to chart her experience: as a woman coming to terms with such devastating news and what this meant to her as a wife and a mother but also, crucially, how she experienced cancer and its treatment as a doctor, who had become a patient.
As Kate adjusted to living with cancer and underwent treatment, she enlisted the help of her husband, fellow doctor, Finbar to help her write the book but then she sadly passed away on the 5 January 2018. With no writing experience, and wrestling with his own heartache, Finbar set about finishing their story. The result is a touchingly beautiful memoir about love, grief and togetherness.
'A loving memoir of time spent both together and apart ... [Kate's] personal legacy, as a mother, a wife and the life and soul of the party, is recorded beautifully in this moving memoir' Sunday Business Post
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm
Romance, death, medicine, nostalgia, love, pain - it's all here in one utterly beguiling package. The very stuff, you could say, of life * Irish Independent *
A heart-warming memoir * Irish Country Magazine *
A loving memoir of time spent both together and apart, with all the intricacies and complications that come with mixing medical expertise and personal illness ... their love story is told with great care and occasional humour ... [a] moving memoir * Sunday Business Post *
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