Seeing Through Death Into Life by Verona Rylander
A Memoir

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Seeing Through Death Into Life is a firsthand account of Verona's intense journey through the death of her husband from leukemia. Deeply reflective yet down-to-earth, this story inspires readers to find courage when life pulls the ground out from under them. Rylander speaks with unwavering honesty of her fear, ambivalence, anger, grief, and loneliness, and her eventual emergence into new identity and purpose. Along the way she illuminates the challenges of contemporary medicine, explores the potential of post-religious spirituality, and navigates the creative tension between freedom and love.

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Deborah "Verona" Rylander is an artist, mountaineer, psychotherapist, and contemplative philosopher. She is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Green Thunder and Devotion to the Unmistaken, published under her given name Deborah Rylander. She worked as a painter and sculptor in Houston, TX, before moving to Boulder, CO, where she received a degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University. She has three children and lives in Boulder with her partner. She loves to travel, garden, hike, swim in the ocean, play pool, and dance with friends.
Published August 2, 2012 by Common Place Press. 232 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help. Non-fiction

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“Separation, individuation, exploration, autonomy—the things I had never done as a young person—lured me like a drug.” Shortly into the Everest climb, the head Sherpa dies, casting a pall on the trip and starting Rylander’s premonitions of death.

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A painter, sculptor, and jewelry maker, but primarily a homemaker through the first three decades of her marriage, Rylander and her husband, Jim, were about to embark on a new phase of their life after their three children went off to college.

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