In the late winter of 1997, forty-six-year-old Frances Davis returns to the suburbs of Philadelphia to be with her family as she battles metastatic Melanoma. A Shattered Opal is the story of the last eight weeks of Frances life and the culmination of a twenty-year friendship and spiritual journey. With humor and insight, the story introduces Frances, an old soul with wisdom, passion for living, and faith, who touched all those she knew at a lasting level. Near the end of her time on this earth, although she loses much of her ability to communicate, Frances still connects to those around her in an inspiring way. In the face of almost overwhelming fear, the author is compelled to keep visiting her. Does this struggle provide meaning? In the final chapter, Frances sends a powerful dream, which answers this question and provides a guide for living. By who she was, the lessons she taught, and the way she left this earh, Frances empowers us all with her spirit and grace.
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Published December 17, 2001
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