Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life (Hardback)
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Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 05/03/2020
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In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying; including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786899026
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
For a book that concerns itself with so many ways of coming to terms with death, this remarkable book is hugely life-affirming. It makes you think not just of how you might want to approach death, but of how you might want to live. These conversations from the heart of dying are bold, gracious, often witty and full of love. They accompany you in the dark. Then they let the light in -- JACKIE KAY
Compassionate, sensitive and heart-warming tales of the one thing in life that's certain -- PROFESSOR STEPHEN WESTABY * * Sunday Times bestselling author of Fragile Lives * *
Remarkable . . . Everyone ought to read this book, because we are all going to die, and this book will help us to do it with grace and courage. More than that: it will help us help our loved ones to die without fear or regret. What greater gift than that can a book bestow on the reader? -- RICHARD HOLLOWAY
There is no one on earth who cannot benefit from reading this book. The insights, perspectives and wisdom in Radical Acts of Love can transform our approach to the end of life from fear to a sense of adventure -- RACHEL NAOMI REMEN * * author of Kitchen Table Wisdom * *
The most surprising and beautiful travel guide to a journey we will all have to make. Janie Brown has accompanied many great souls through their final days on Earth, and what she has learned she offers us now in this exquisite book about life -- CHRIS CLEAVE
This book is itself a radical act of love . . . Reading the stories of these humans, compassionate, ordinary and profound, will help you be with the dying, and to be with yourself amidst the dying. Like the best books of every genre, this one is wrought with beauty, great care and attention, and can teach us all how not to look away -- PAM HOUSTON * * author of Deep Creek * *
A work of quiet and often devastating courage. Radical Acts of Love is a roadmap, a tool kit and a love song to the human heart. This deeply wise and beautiful book has challenged, comforted and changed me. I will give it to everyone I love -- LOUISE BREALEY
Radical Acts of Love: Janie Brown in conversation with Jackie Kay

Radical Acts of Love: Janie Brown in conversation with Jackie Kay

London - Piccadilly
Friday 20th March 18:30

Join Janie Brown, oncology nurse and counsellor, as she discusses her heartfelt medical account, Radical Acts of Love with Jackie Kay.

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